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The Rotunda 

Volume 80, Number 12 

Needing Staff Members Since 1920 

February 15, 2001 

New General Education Requirements 
Coming Soon to a College Near You 


Features Editor 

For the past three years, a 
special committee has been work- 
ing on making changes to the gen- 
eral education requirements. 

According to Dr. Mary 
Flanigan, chair of Accounting, 
Economics, and Finance, the pro- 
cess of changing the general edu- 
cation requirements has been a 
lengthy one, but it will definitely 
benefit Longwood. 

"When you notch up stan- 
dards, you get more students to 
apply of a better quality," she 

Dr. Flanigan and the rest of 
the committee, which consists of 
Dr. Lily Go^tz, department of 
Modern Language; Dr. Dairy! 
Poole, department of Sociology; 
Sharon Menegoni, Athletic Train- 
ing; Dr. McRac Amoss, English 
department chair, Dr. Gene Muto, 
Communication Studies and The- 
atre chair; and David Cordle, 
Dean of Liberal Arts and Sci- 
ences, have been meeting every 
Monday for the past three years 
to discuss the general education 

When they first got to- 
gether, they made a list of what 
they wanted a Longwood College 

Graduate to be able to do. 

"We wanted them to have 
certain fundamental skills, to be 
ethical, to be a global citizen with 
diversity awareness, to have ex- 
posure to social sciences, and to 
develop an intellectual thirst so 
that they will continue to be life 
long learners," Dr. Flanigan says. 

With this in mind, the com- 
mittee members evaluated what 
they already had and what they 
were missing. 

Dr. Flanigan had this to say 
about the faculty response. 

"I believe differences of 
opinion have been expressed in a 
professional way and are solely 
based on what people mink is in 
the best interest of the student" 

After listening to what the 
faculty had to say, the committee 
members got together and came 
up with a proposal for IS goals" 
70-80% of which are still the 

There are new goal* 1 , which 
include Longwood Seminar, for- 
eign language, citizen leadership, 
and an internship within your ma- 

There were also changes 
made to already existing goals. 

The ethics goal was in- 
creased to three credits and the art 
goal was reduced to three credits. 

The writing goal was also 
changed, but proved to be the 
most controversial of all. 

"We wanted a way to get 
people talking and seeing things 
from both sides," Dr. Flanigan 

In order to accomplish this 
goal, writing intensive classes 
were put at both the beginning 
and the end of the general educa- 
tion requirements, which allow 
the student to take English 100 as 
a freshman and then they will take 
another writing intensive class 
their senior year. 

In order for these changes 
to take place, the proposal has to 
go through a series of committees 
for approval. The proposal starts 
out at the EPC (Educational Poli- 
cies Committee) and has to go all 
the way to the Board of Visitors 
for the final approval. 

The order of approval goes 
like this: EPC, Faculty Senate 
(faculty governance unit for 
Longwood), Norm Bregman 
(Chief Academic Office), Dr. 
Patricia Cormier (President's Of- 
fice), and then to the Board of 

At this point in the process, 
the Faculty Senate has approved 

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and the I.-ongwood Lancers are 

preparing for the Imo campaign 

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Over the past 22 seasons, 

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orable mention honor. 
Travis is the heart of this 
team," says Bolding. 

Co-captains Adrian 



rookie of the year honors. 

These three will pace 
Longwood. Pfitzner controls the 
middle infield at shortstop, with 
Walking taking the work at first 

Knicely is the team's 

Joining them in the infield 
are talented second baseman 
Brian Medley (Halifnx/Batrfex 
County) and a platoon at third 
base of Taylor Dixon (Fairfax/ 
Robinson) and Brett Brobston 

The outfield iscoroposed of 
Chicago Cubs draftee LaR on Wil- 
son (Mecbanic*vilk/Lee-Davis) 
«n left and freshman tpouisj 
Shackelford (Newport News/ J 
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18th Annual Challenge Job Fair Held in Roanoke 

News/Copy Editor 

On Tuesday, February 13 
the Challenge Job Fair was held 
in Roanoke. It began at 8:30 a.m. 
and lasted until 5:30 p.m. Seventy 
juniors and seniors attended from 

Eighty-five employers 
were present, including Bank of 
America, Nabisco, the Secret Ser- 
vice, the Federal Bureau of In ves- 
400 and 500 stu- 
! ?Wi*«*-'te** from several col- 
leges in the area. 

Those colleges were 
Longwood College, Lynchburg 
College, Mary Baldwin College, 
Sweet Briar College, Hollins Uni- 

versity, Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College, Roanoke Col- 
lege, Hampden-Sydney College, 
and the Virginia Military Institute. 

Before the job fair students 
had to preregister with the Career 
Center and had the option to turn 
in a resume, which was then sub- 
mitted to all employers who 
matched the student's objective. 

Students were also required 
to attend an information session 
where topics such as interview- 
ing skills, how to approach em- 
ptoyers, mess wjuc, aoteiupuuns, 

with their school at tables in the 
hall outside die two conference 
rooms where the employer booths 

were set up. 

Each student was gives a 
nametag, map of die booths, an 
evaluation form, and a restaurant 

The evaluation forms were 
put in a drawing coordinated by 
the Virginia Military Institute 
with several $25 cash prizes for 
the winners. The winners of the 
drawing will be notified later in 
the week. 

Before the fair students 
were able to research the compa- 
nies who were recruiting on the 
Career Center homepage (hop:// 
reer/homepage.htm) and were 
thus armed with information 
about the companies they were 

interested in. 

From 9 a.m. until 11:30 
a.m. the students went to the 
booths of employers, met the re- 
cruiters, and arranged interviews 
for the afternoon. 

At 1 1 : 15, a panel discussion 
was held to let students know 
"What Employers Expect from a 
New College Graduate." 

One of die employers said 
dial it is very important to make 
contacts, because not all jobs that 
we available are advertised. 

The interviews began at 
11:30 a.m. and continued until 
5:30 p.m., lasting 25 minutes 
each. Longwood students had an 
of 2-3 interviews. 

The Challenge Job Fair has 

been held annually for 18 years, 
allowing students to make con- 
tacts, and giving them the oppor- 
tunity to obtain internships as well 
as full time positions. 

""The job fair is just one 
step in the process. Students need 
to follow up with employers by 
ceiling or writing to say thank you 
and to reiterate their interest," said 
Linda Haas Manley, Assistant 
Director of the Career Center. 

Regardless of whether or 
not students had interviews, most 
agreed that it is a valuable learn- 
ing experience. 

For students who could not 
att e nd die fair, the list of employ- 
en who attended can be found on 
die Ca re er Center 1 


I have been editor of this 
paper since the beginning of this 
school year, and I have seen and 
heard a lot of things that should 
not be talked about in public. 

Of course, I have talked 
about these things and enjoyed 
multiple conversations that most 
people would find offensive. 

But I like to think that it has 
been a lot of fun working in this 

I also like to think that I 
have been beneficial somehow to 
Longwood students. 

Now, I'm sure everyone 
knows my feelings about Citizen 
Leadership (not for me), but I take 
pride in the hopes that maybe this 
paper brings information and help 
to at least some of the student 

I'm already starting to get 
nostalgic about the idea of leav- 
ing the paper; I really don't know 
what I'm going to do to fill my 
Wednesday nights now. 

No, wait, I guess there will 
be something around to take up 
roughly all of my free time and 

my no free time, for that matter. 

But I digress, once again. 

I know you are probably 
wondering why in the hell you 
care about any of this, so I will 
tell you. 

This paper is in danger of 
magically going away. 

Magically? No, there is a 
definite flow of events that will 
lead to The Rotunda's degenera- 

Number One: Not enough 
people to write stories and help 
with layout 

This is important, too, be- 
cause although it is the responsi- 
bility of the editor to come up with 
story ideas, it is not bis or her re- 
sponsibility to write the stories. 

Editors need people to 
write, or they don't have a job. 

Not having a job means that 
there is no paper. 

Number Two: Nobody to 
handle the Business and Ads sec- 
tion of the paper. 

This is the most important 
part of the paper, probably more 
important, even, than the editor 

The Rotunda 

Box 2901 

Longwood College 
Farmville, VA 23909 
Ads/General Manager 
Chief Copy Editor 
News Editor 
Asst News Editor 
Opinion Editor 
Asst, Opinion Editor 
Features Editor 
Asst. Features Editor 
Sports Editor 
Sports Photo Editor 
Photo Editor 
Calendar Editor 
Business Manager 
Faculty Advisor 
Staff Advisor 

Phone: 804-395-2120 

Fas: 804-395-2237 

Kim Urann 

Stephanie Riggsby 

Michele Thompson 

Michele Thompson 

Liz Richards 

Bryson Miruiix 

Dawn Kanehl 

Alh/son Blake 

Celeste Card 

Jared Underwood 

Anthony Colucci 

Kevin Bopp 

Kevin Rock 

Allison Beverley 

Brian Jones 

Bill Woods 

George lanum 

Staff: Patrick Howard, Danielle Pezold, Matt Taylor, Anne Bell, 
Roy Ay res, Melissa GUI 

The Rotunda, die student newspaper at Longwood College, is 
pubuAed weekly during the academic year (except holidays and 
exam periods) and it printed in the offices of the FarmvtUe Her- 
aid, Farmville, VA 

All articles, advertisements, fetters co the editor, and pictures 
must be received by six p.m. the Monday prior to the Thursday 
publication. AMkttert co the editor must be typed and include 
name and telephone number. Any person wishing to have hit/ 
her name not appear on the published letter must request $o in 
wrong, AH letters are Subject co editing. 

7jb Rotunda is an equal opportunity 

(something I loathe to admit). 

The Business and Ads 
Manager has to handle the fi- 
nances, anything having to do 
with money, purchasing supplies, 
paying the bills, etc. 

This is an integral part of 
The Rotunda staff, and next year 
there will be no one to do it. 

The editor-in-chief next 
year could possibly handle it, but 
only if he or she wants to go 
through a nervous breakdown. 

It's just too much for one 
person to deal with. 

Maybe all of you readers 
out there think that this paper is 
trash anyway, but believe me 
when I say that we work hard ev- 
ery week to put it out and make it 
as good as we can. 

We do this while studying 
for tests, in between classes, while 
writing essays, in between other 
meetings for other organizations, 
and we publish on schedule ev- 
ery week no matter what. 

Sometimes it's not as good 
as people may like, but I would 
swear under oath that that is not 
from lack of trying. 

What I am asking for from 
all of you out there is help. 

Without people to come 
write stories arid without one per- 
; son to come and handle the busi- 
ness aspect (and ONLY THE 
BUSINESS ASPECT), the paper 
will probably cease to exist. 

There will be, maybe, ten 
staff members next year because 
the rest of us are leaving. 

You may ask, again, why 
you care. 

The Rotunda has been 
printed since 1920, but whenever 
there is not enough student in- 
volvement in the paper, the ad- 
ministration takes over. 

Which means that you will 
read what they want you to read. 
How much would that 

Don't let the paper go un- 
der when it has been running for 
over 80 years. 

It's not hard to help; just 
come to a meeting if you are in- 

If not, send in a story that 
you think students will be inter- 
ested in. 

Remember that this a stu- 
dent newspaper, but without the 
students* help, it might not be for 
much longer. 

I personally would hate to 
see the administration having 
something like this to feed more 
crap to the students. 

Kim Urann 

Time to Stand Up For Your Rights 

Dear Editor, 

In this country's past to de- 
fend the right of free expression 
Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, 
and other offensive groups have 
been allowed to demonstrate on 
behalf of their beliefs. 

The founding fathers realized 
that open, untrammelled dialogue 
was necessary for a true democ- 
racy. In the end, at Longwood 
College, where we create "citizen 
leaders," we choose to show less 
than this respect for this most ba- 
sic right 

Chalking may be unsightly. It 
may present a face of this cam- 
pus that the administration does 
not wish to advertise. It may do 
many things; but at its most basic 
level, it is a speech act. 

To say that a person may not 
engage in a speech act is to 
abridge that person's right to free 

To make it an official act of a 
public college is to say that the 
Commonwealth of Virginia 
would endorse such a rule. 

This cannot be allowed to 
stand. To teach students the im- 
portance of civil liberties, the col- 
lege must accept that any speech 
is protected speech; even that 
speech that may be difficult to 

In any case; chalking is not 
vandalism-chalk is cleaned up 
easily, often by rain. 

Chalking is not offensive 
speech; it's content can only de- 
termine that, and blocking speech 
because of what someone may 
say is against the spirit of the 
Constitution of the United States 
of America. 

In a year where a president 
was elected without winning even 
a plurality of the popular vote, ex- 
pression will become even more 

The time for all of us to re- 
spect our rights has come. It has 
to start somewhere. It has to start 

What better place than here? 
What better time than now? 

James Hare; LWC Forum 


four Teams 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

Last week my did, in Iris 
ever-faithful attempt to teach bis 
daughter about sports, sent me an 
article from The Baity Press 
about Longwood center CoTm 
Ducharme, a transfer graduate 
student from Division I UVA. 

Regarding the transfer, 
Ducharme said in the February 
7fli article, "When I came for a 
visit here, I drove down with my 
parents one day, just to check out 
the school. Just looking around, I 
knew it was a ton different. I 
know fans aren't going 
to be there. ..But I have 
no complaints." 

Now, when 1 first 
read this, I got really 
id, wondering why 
ad to be na- 


basketball game 

team made more noise 
ftafteirs. Net until the end did 
we perk up, yeDing die favorites 
"Defense* and "Let's go Long- 

Have we forgotten what it's 
like to support our school's ath- 

I'm absolutely ashamed to 
think that a player coming down 
from a Divison 1 team views our 
school as "not being there." 

Why don't We give Colin 
Ducharme sonfething different to 

We might not have ESPN 
banging down our doors and our 
players may not have 
personal jets, but school 
spirit is free and it's 
easy to get. 

■ ■ 'W. Longwood 
plays Coker on Satur- 
day, February 1 7th, at 
2:00 p.rn. The women, 
who also need our sup- 
play at 4. 00pm 
let's show 
*ve * re 


Verbal Diarrhea 

Staff Writer 

"The Activist" is your outlet far battling social injustice and things that suck This is your 
chance to do something about societal evils, instead of just whining about them. So speak up 
and act up. Because if you're not mad, you're not paying attention. E-mail activist ideas to 

Single's Awareness Day 

General Manager 

I hate Valentine's Day. 

I think it's the most useless 
holiday of all the stupid holidays 
that come along during the 
year. There used to be a guy on 
my hall named Lew who said it 
best: "Valentine's Day sucks!" 

"It's a useless holiday 
thought up by women to get guys 
in trouble and make themselves 
feel miserable! Or at least some- 
thing like that." 

Between you and I, Lew, I 
agr-e with the 'sucks' part, but we 
didn't think this one up. After all, 
the person named for the holiday 
was a bishop. 

I get so annoyed with the 
displays and the commercials and 
the candy and the flowers and the 
special jewehy offers on TV. 

I want to speak up for all of 
the lonely hearts out there that 
don't have a Valentine, like my- 
self, who are a little embittered by 
this whole conspiracy theory 
against singles. 

I don't know about the rest 
of you, but I don't put a lot of 
stock in a day, that's right, a day, 
where everyone is supposed to be 
in love and happy and everyone 
is supposed to get something. 


Some of us just aren't that 
lucky. Some of us just don't have 
a special someone, some of us 
might have been spumed by a sig- 
nificant other, or just plain 
screwed out of happiness that is 
long overdue and well deserved. 

I know I am. 

I also believe mat a rela- 
tionship should not hinge on bow 
many and what color of roses you 
might receive or that bottle of 
cologne mat you've been think- 
ing about getting for mat great 
guy in your life. 

If you love a person and 
they love you, then what you get 
them and vice versa should not 

In the long run, I feel as 
though Valentine's Day represents 
to every single around the world 
the failure mat their love life has 
become and the really sad part of 
it is that people do feel thai way. 

They feel mat they should 
have someone to kiss or to hold 
on Valentine's Day and that it's 
just as important to have that spe- 
cial kiss on New Year's Eve. 

We single people should 
not feel that way. We need to re- 
member that even though we 
don't have someone on this day 

that it doesn't mean that we'll 
never have someone. 

It doesn't mean that we'll 
be alone forever. 

Of course, this article will 
not reach you, the readers, until 
the day after this disgusting ex- 
cuse for a holiday. 

But I hope that you will 
have joined me in celebrating 
February 13th, part two, rather 
than February 14th. 

I hope that all of you out 
mere reading this who are single 
can keep in mind that you are not 
a worthless, not so special person, 
because you didn't have anyone 
to share this day. 

We single people have a lot 
of love to give and we just have 
to find someone to accept it 

I have no fear that we won't 
find that person, and no matter 
how tired we get of looking, we 
just have to keep in mind that they 
are out mere, and one day out of 
365 days of a year is not going to 
make a difference. 

And for all of you couples 
out mere let me be the first to con- 
gratulate all of you on falling into 
the trap that is Valentine's Day. It 
is a trap, and you must understand 
mat nothing lasts forever. Love in- 

In the quiet camping town 
of Butcus Crease, Bob the fisher- 
man arrives to do two things: do 
irreparable damage to his liver, 
and to fish. 

As the day goes on, Bob 
drinks and fishes, and fishes and 
drinks. Several hours pass with- 
out a bite until Bob feels a tug at 
bis string. 

He reels in what becomes 
his most glorious prize ever, a 9 
lb. rainbow trout. 

"This is so beautiful," 
gushes Bob. 

He holds the flipping 
aquatic creature up to his lips and 
plants a wet one on the fish. 

Upon realizing the stupid- 
ity of his actions, Bob immedi- 
ately takes a swig from bis ump- 
teenth Old Milwaukee and 
gargles the fishiness from his 
mouth and lips. 

Bob then decides to quit 
while he's ahead and goes back 
to bis cabin. Upon placing every- 
thing away, Bob passes out on the 
kitchen floor. 

After seven hows pass Bob 
comes to, he gets up and trips and 
hits his head on the sink. 

Fourteen hours pass by and 
Bob has now pissed away half of 
his vacation. 

"Where the hell am IT yells 
Bob. "Oh yeah." Remembers the 
half-witted fisherman. 

Feeling somewhat peckish. 
Bob decides to make a meal out 
of his prize. Bob grabs the fish out 

of the freezer and thaws it out a 
bit before de-boning it. 

As the microwave beeps, 
signifying the end of the trout's 
short career as a popsicle. Bob 
places the fish on the counter 
while he reaches for a knife. 

Upon selecting one, Bob 
moves towards the fish and pre- 
pares to filet it. As the knife 
touches the scales of the fish, the 
fish cries out "STOP!!!" 

Bob leaps backwards about 
six feet, aghast at the fact that the 
fish talked. Was this a freak of na- 
ture, or did Bob drink himself into 

"Hey, you don't want to do 
that, Bob," says the fish. 

Bob replies, "How'd you 
know my name?" 

"It's on your shirt genius!" 
replies the fish. Bob momentarily 
has a confused look upon his face 
and then restarts die conversation. 
"Why don't I want to eat you?" 

"Because," responds the 
fish, "you're supposed to get ac- 
quainted with your meal before 
you cook and eat it" 

"You are?" replies Bob. 

"Of course, it's a law of the 
food chain," says the fish. 

"Okay then," says Bob, 
"I'm Bob, and you are?" 

"I'm Eric," responds the 

"Okay, now that that's out 
of the way." 

Bob then prepares to cut 
Eric open but Eric interjects yet 
again. "WATT!!!" 

See VERBAL p.9 

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+ To Recruitment being OVER! 
+ To the semester being half over. 
+ To Valentine's Day being over. 


-To members of the girl's soccer team who made fun of 
the Longwood cheerleaders. 

-To midterm exams. 

-To everyone passing rae flu around. 

To the people who leave their trash on tables in the 
Cafe, shove their trash into overt lowing trash cans, and 
generally treat Cafe workers like lower life forms. Our 
jobs aren't fun, and being rude and inconsiderate to us, 
just makes us care even less about serving you. 

Send vour Props and Drops to 





tUARY 15, tm\ 

Miss Virginia Contestant Speaks Out T onpw 


Guest Writer 

Courtney Olson, a 
Longwood student and a contes- 
tant in this year's Miss Virginia 
Pageant, spoke on Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 6, in the Food for Thought 
series, which is held in the An- 
nex of the Dining Hall. 

Her topic is one that she 
holds dear to ha- heart; it is one 
of bulimia. 

Courtney started off her 
speech by sharing her own story 
about how she had fought with 
bulimia since die 8th grade. 

She stated that she still has 
to fight with the eating disorder 
everyday of her life. 

Courtney also explained 
why she started pageants and how 
that reason has now changed. 

She started pageants so that 
she would be told mat she was 
(Hetty. She said she was looking 
for that recognition from anyone 
who would give it to her. 

Now Courtney is compet- 
ing in pageants to help people like 
herself who have eating disorders 
and those who may suspect some- 
one close to mem has an eating 

She shared that she is now 

in this line of pageants because 
she wants to get her story out in 
hopes that she will help someone 
else suffering with the same prob- 

Courtney is also starting a 
support group on campus with 
help from the Wellness Center. 
The Wellness Center is hoping to 
have die support group together 
very soon. 

If you would like to aid in 
any way or feel that a friend or 
yourself may need some help, 
please contact the Wellness Cen- 
ter, at 395-2509, or at, 
for more information about this 
support group and others. 

Also the Wellness Center 
will be holding other Food for 
Thought programs; if you are in- 
terested in attending, here is a list- 
ing of the upcoming programs: 

Understanding Jealousy: 
Thursday, February 15, 12:00 - 

Keeping Your Soul Alive: 
Wednesday, February 21, 12:00- 

Forgiveness: Monday, Feb- 
ruary 26, 11:45- 12:45 

Male Depression: Wednes- 
day, March 7, 11:45 - 12:45 

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dations by the National Council 
of Teachers of Mathematics and 
National Science Education Stan- 
dards," said Dr. Emerson- 

A two-week graduate 
course for these teachers will be 
held Aug. 6-1? at Longwood. 

Dr. Emerson- Stonaell re- 
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BASEBALL cont'd p. 1 

Pitching, always important, 
will be strong as well. 

The team's ace is Derrick 
Ellison (Aldie/Loudoun County), 
a senior left hander with pop. 

Bolding also expects major 
contributions from freshman 
Robbie Chinn (Midlothian/ 
Midlothian) and sophomore Jason 
Hunsecker (Yorktown/York), and 
sees junior Matt Davis 
(Midlothian/Monocan) stepping 
up sometime soon. 

"If we can stay healthy, this 
team will be very successful" says 
Bolding. "Obviously, you don't 
lose a player the caliber of Doug 
Kenney (3rd base last year, gradu- 
ated) and expect to replace turn 
immediately, but we have some 
freshmen that can step up. The 
core of our team is back from last 
year, we just need to avoid inju- 

For the most part, 
Longwood has done this, but the 
injury bug has bitten. 

Freshman right fielder and 
catcher Kevin Griffin (Roanoke/ 
Cave Spring) suffered an injury 
that will require surgery and keep 
him on the shelf for a month. 

The rest of the team re- 
mains healthy. 

It was this team that 
Bolding took to Southern Virginia 
on February 10th, for a season 
opening doubleheader. 

Longwood came away with 
victories of 14-4, and 13-1, a 2-0 
record, and the taste of victory in 
their mouths. 

"Southern Virginia was a 
tune-up" Bolding remarked. "But 
it was a great way to start off." 

Ellison (1-0) and 
Hunsecker (1-0) picked up their 
first victories of the season, with 
strong performances by Chinn 
and Tripp Metzger 

(Mechanicsville/Lee-Davis) to 
complement them. 

Longwood's trademark of 
hitting was also shown. 

The torch was lit by Ryan 



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Call 804^276-9622 exL 111 


Costa, (Swoope/Buffalo Gap) 
who claimed Longwood's first 
homerun of the season. 

Pfitzner established his sta- 
tus as captain by blasting two 

Both Wilson and James had 
excellent hitting days. 

Watkins and Shackleford 
also contributed homeruns in a 
thoroughly dominating Lancer 

Longwood takes their mo- 
mentum into this weekend, where 
they play a doubleheader at home 
Saturday, February 17th, against 
East Stroudsburg (PA) followed 
by a third game on Sunday, also 
versus East Stroudsburg. CVAC 
play starts the following weekend, 
with three away games in the 
same format against division ri- 
val Limestone (SC). 

Thinking of Moving Off-Campus? 
Come to the Rental Fair 

February 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. 
in the Lankford Ballroom 

There will be representatives from Utilities Companies and Legal Aid 


The Residence Education and Housing (REH) Office congratulates the following stu- 
dents for successfully going through the Resident Assistant (RA) Selection Process. 
The entire REH staff wishes them well as they successfully participate in the Resi- 
dence Life Course this semester. 

Gina Allen 
Michelle Ash 
Stephanie Banton 
Sly Barisic 
Kathryn Behnken 
Aja Brooks 
Carmen Ellis 
Brent Fleisher 
Lindsey Griffin 
Breanne Heare 
Dee Herger 

Kristen Ingram 
Jason Jones 
Brandy Justice 
Laura Kibler 
Jessica Kronberg 
Bryan Lee 
Amy McPherson 
Paula Nusbaum 
Samantha Oliver 
Joseph Papa 
Jane Reed 
Maria Maculaitis 

Nathan Spencer 
Lisa Squicciarini 
Erin Stafford 
Wendi Strickland 
Meredith Taylor 
Dora Teal 
Kristal Tinsley 
Lily Thompson 
Nicole Van Dyke 
Jean-Marie Weaver 
Stacie Whisonant 

Alpha Lambda Delta membership is open to 
all freshmen who meet the academic 
qualifications. Students must be registered for a 
full course of study leading to a bachelor's degree 
and must rank in the top 20 percent of their 
freshman class. The minimum scholastic average 
required for membership is a grade exactly 
halfway between the two highest grades given by 
the school (i.e., 3.5 or above 4.0 scale). Eligibility 
may be based on grades of the first full curricular 
period (i.e., semester) or on the cumulative 
average of the first year in college. 

Once initiated, the student becomes a 
lifetime member of Alpha Lambda Delta. 
Members may remain active in the chapter 
throughout college. Offices are held by members 
while they are sophomores. 

Longwood's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter 
would like to congratulate this year's eligible 
freshmen! We are looking forward to meeting 
EACH of you! Keep up the good work! 




Friefoy Saturday Sunday tf 

LP Movie 

Pay It Forward 

in the ABC Rooms 

@ 7:30 p.m. 

Comedian B.T. 

Lankford Ballroom 

@ 9:00 p.m. 

LP Movie 
Pay It Forward 
in the ABC Rooms 
8:00 p.m. 




Fashion Show: 

Moton Museum 

Fund Raiser 

Performance by the 

P. E. Unity Steppers 

Lankford Student 


@ 8:00 p.m. 

Karaoke Contest 

in the Cafe 
@ 10:00 p.m. 

Crimson and Cream 

in Her Gym 
@ 10:13 p.i 

Crimson Week and 

Cream Week 

Pi Mu Chapter 

Delta Sigma Theta 

Sorority Inc. 




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Make Summer Jobs 

Work for You 

in Cox-Wheeler 

Back Lounge 

7:30 p.m. 




AA Meeting 

•..• in the Lankford 

Dinwiddie Room 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Quiz Bowl 

id by Alpha 

Keeping Your 

Soul Alive 

Dining Hall Annex 

@ 12:00 -1:00 p.m. 

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7. So what's the speed of dark? 

8. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be, 

9. How much deeper would the ocean be 
without the sponges? 

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Lancer Productions 

Making people winners all 
the time, Lancer Productions held 
another raffle at one of this past 
weekend's functions, making a 
few students very happy that they 

On Saturday, February 10, 
the hit movie, Bring It On, was 
shown to an audience of approxi- 
mately 83 
students, and 
again on 
Sunday night 
to a showing 
of 35. 

on Saturday 
night was the 
Dance with 
D.J. Big 
Daddy Drew 

At the 
dance, students had the opportu- 
nity not only to shake their bon- 
bons, but also to purchase raffle 
rickets to have a chance to win 
awesome prizes including a trip 
for two to Mootego Bay. 

Longwood students, Spen- 
cer Hay den and Jessica Kronberg 
both won a dinner for two to 
Charley's restaurant in FarmviUe. 

But sophomore Erica Scott 
took borne the grand prize; the va- 

cation to Montego Bay. 

On Valentine's Day, Lancer 
Productions put on a double fea- 
ture of two popular romance 
flicks , When Harry Met Sally and 
Meet the Parents, for al! 
Longwood students. 

For Friday, February 16, die 
movie Pay It Forward will be 
shown at 7:30 
in the ABC 
rooms of the 
Union, and 
then again on 
Sunday at 8 

first round of 
the annual 
karaoke con- 
test at 10p.m. 
in the Cafe. 
will follow 
the Friday movie. 

Comedian "B.T." will be 
here at Longwood to serve tip 
some good old-fashioned laugh- 
ter the following night, Saturday 
at 9 p.m. in the Ballroom at the 

Make sure to check out 
these, along with other upcoming 
campus events, brought to the stu- 
dents by Lancer Productions. 

One of my friends asked me 
to describe what exactly the 
movie Snatch is about 

After a pause and some se- 
rious thinking, all that I could 
muster up was "a movie by 
Madonna's husband (aka Guy 
Ritchie) about a bunch of differ- 
ent gangster men in pursuit of a 
stolen diamond." 

I thought this was a decent 
description of the movie until I 
saw it 

I then realized there was 
much more to Snatch than a 
catchy title. 

Snatch contains oddly 
named British thugs including 
Boris the Blade, Cousin Avi, Bul- 
let Tooth Tony, and Franky Four 

BeUeve me, mere are many 
more fun names. 

Snatch follows the path of 
a stolen diamond through the 
hands of a group of men (pawn- 

brokers, gun brokers, Irish gyp- 
sies, bullet dodgers, bit men, and 
jewel merchants to name a few). 

The plot mainly centers on 
Turkish and his friend Tommy, a 
pair of hoods who just want to 
buy a trailer, in a misadventure 
that inevitably intersects with all 
of the other twisted goings-on. 

And of course when there 
are hoods, there are guns, swords, 
and countless other random acts 
of violence. 

So much in fact it is al- 
most comical. 

You often wonder who is 
going to get killed next and how. 

Oh, I forgot. Snatch also 
has Brad Pitt. 

He plays a minor role in 
this movie. 

He is Mickey, the tattoo 
covered, Irish gypsy, bare 
knuckle boxing champ that 
speaks in words no one can un- 

He did a great job being the 
unattractive dirty guy. 

I liked the tattoos, but per- 
sonally, there is too much hype 
about him. 

He plays a very cool char- 
acter, but by no means carries the 

Overall I very much en- 
joyed Snatch, 

There was plenty of action, 
lots and lots of guns, and a great 
deal of humor. 

The only thing that sur- 
prised me was the obvious lack 
of women. 

The jewelry merchant has 
two twin daughters that make one 
appearance, but to my knowledge, 
there are no more women at all. 

I figured it was because 
women would get the job right Che 
first time, therefore avoiding all 
of the hassle. 

But hey, I am biased. 

Anyway, there isn't a lot of 
good clean fun in Snatch, but it is 
fun to watch! 

Grade: A 


Suitcase Dance Held in Student Union 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

The Suitcase Dance, held 
last Saturday night in the student 
union, gave students a chance to 
win a trip for two to Montego Bay. 

Jim Manley, Assistant Di- 
rector of die Student Union, gave 
die Rotunda a brief history of this 
unique dance. 

Susan Sullivan, Director of 
Student Union activities, brought 
the concept with her from her pre- 
vious institution when she came 

The idea of the dance is that 
students come with packed bags, 
and when a winning ticket is 

drawn, they depart that night for 
a weekend vacation. 

However, airlines now re- 
quire names of passengers at 
ticket purchase, so students can- 
not leave on a moment's notice. 

Instead, Longwood held a 
raffle drawing for a trip for two 
to Montego Bay, Jamaica for 
seven nights over spring break. 

Raffle tickets cost five dol- 
lars a piece, or students could 
choose six for twenty dollars. 

Besides the trip, Lancer 
Productions also gave away din- 
ner for two at Charley's, a boom 
box, CD's and movie tickets. 

The Montego Bay trip in- 

cluded airfare, hotel accommoda- 
tions, car rental, and even food. 

Last year Lancer Produc- 
tions gave away a trip to New 
York City. 

The dance had some seri- 
ous competition from other cam- 
pus activities, but the students 
who came enjoyed dancing to the 
music of DJ Big Daddy Drew 

At midnight, they held the 
drawing for the trip while the stu- 
dents anxiously awaited the re- 

Erica Carmen Scott, a lucky 
sophomore, won the trip amidst 
cheers from her friends. 

* Counseling Center + Counseling Center * 

• " ; -^*f . * ■ 

Dr. Wayne O'Brien and Dr. Maureen Walls are- 
professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There are many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

To understand themselves better 

To improve grades 

To relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety 

To recover from trauma 

To improve relationships 
The Counseling Center is located in Lancaster 
Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 to schedule 
an appointment 

♦ Counseling Center 4» Counseling Center * 

VERBAL cont'd p. 3 

"Now what?" responds 

"This isn't kosher," says 

Bob replies, Tin not Jew- 
Eric responds "No, but I 
am. It is definitely against my re- 
ligion to be eaten," 

"Shut up!" Bob yells. "Hey 
now, you really shouldn't eat me," 
says Eric. Tm diseased." 

"Oh yeah," says Bob, 
"What are you suffering fromr 

"I have Multiple Personal- 
ity Disorder," says Eric. Bob 
doesn't believe Eric for one 
minute. "Multiple Personality 

"Yeah," says Eric, "some- 
times I mink Tm a Perch, a Mack- 
erel, a Grouper, a Sea Bass, a 
Nurse Shark, even a Sperm Whale 
at times." 

Bob now appears annoyed 
That's a load of horse crap." 
Eric chimes in, "I also 

sometimes dunk I'm a seahorse." 

"Shut up!" yells Bob. 
There's nothing you can say or 
do that will make me not eat you." 

"Please, Tm begging you," 
says Eric. "Why not have mat can 
of tuna over there?" 

Suddenly, a muffled scream 
is heard from a can of Starkist a 
few feet away. "Hey, don't be giv- 
ing that ass any ideas!" 

Bob snaps bis head towards 
the can of tuna and can't believe 
his ears. Bob then makes a sub- 
conscious decision to never drink 
again, though he's downed 
enough beer so that he's already 
drunk tomorrow. 

"Bob," says Eric, "I didn't 
want it to come to this, but if you 
don't put that knife down, I'll be 
forced to shoot you." 

Bob laughs, "You're gonna 
shoot me? With what?" 

Eric then produces a .357 
magnum and points it at Bob's 
head. "You asked for it," says 

Upon the sound of the gun- 
shot, Bob wakes up on the kitchen 
floor, his head sporting a slight cut 
from the sink. "It was all a 
dream," whispers Bob. 

In spite of it just being a 
dream, Bob snatches the fish from 
the freezer and runs outside. He 
then throws the fish in the air and 
boots the fish's butt back into the 

Bob then packs all of his 
things into his truck and heads for 
the nearest steakhouse. He orders 
a steak and prepares to dig into it 
when he hears someone clear their 

He looks up at a bison's 
head and begins looking blankly 
into its eyes. The bison's head re- 
sponds "You had to do it, didn't 
y ou ? You just HAD to have Char- 
lotte, didn't your 

Bob then begins screaming 
and russ out of the steakhouse and 
sm?,ck dab into a truck carrying 
frozen seafood. 

Man is irony a bitch! 


Ambassador Applications 

are still available at all 

Residence Hall FRONT 

DESKS and Lancaster 


They are due by 5:00 on Tuesday 
February 20 in Lancaster 23 1 . 

Career Corner 

Dear Career Corner: 
I'm a freshman English 
major and I'm not ready to do an 
internship, but how could I get 
some on-the-job experience this 

Curious In Curry 

Dear Curious In Curry: 
The Career Center will be 
holding the Make Summer Jobs 
Work For You program specifi- 
cally designed for freshmen and 

There will be information 
on strategies for finding a sum- 
mer job that fits your major and. 

personality as well as discussion 
about beneficial alternatives such 
as volunteering 

The programs will be held: 

Monday, February 19, 7:30 
p.m., Cox/Wheeler Back Lounge 

Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 
p.m., Curry Room 3 

Wednesday, February 21, 
7:30 p.m., French Lobby 

For more information con- 
tact your REC, call x2063, or stop 
by Lancaster 139. 

If you would like to submit 
a question to Career Cornet; send 
an email to 

kcareer<& longwood Iwc. edu. 



a panel of 
business professionals 
led by Shannon Heady 

C7e£ruary 20 from 5:00 p. m. - 6:30 p. m. 
in Safon S3 


this event cosponsored by S.E.A.L 


" ■ "i:V — L P . 




Longwood Baseball Starts 

Season Off the Right Way 

Sports Information 

Longwood swept a colle- 
giate baseball doubleheader from 
visiting Southern Virginia, Febru- 
ary 10, at Lancer Stadium to open 
the 2001 campaign, winning the 
first game 14-4 and taking the 
second game 13-1. 

The Lancers improved to 2- 
and play again this weekend, 
February 17-18, hosting East 
Stroudsburg (PA) University at 
Lancer Stadium for a 12 p.m. 
doubleheader on Saturday and an 
1 1 a.m. contest on Sunday. 

Against Southern Virginia, 
LC was led in the opener by fresh- 
man Lou Shackelford/Denbigh 
HS who was 2-4 with four RBI, 
including his first collegiate home 
run — a grand slam in the 7th in- 

Junior captain Adrian 
Watkins/Garfield HS was also 2- 
4 with three RBI, including a pair 
of doubles and four stolen bases. 
Senior Ryan Costa/Buffalo 
Gap HS (1-3) also had a two-run 
home run in the 6th inning for the 

Classmate Derrick Ellison/ 
Loudoun County HS (1-0) got the 
pitching win with the first four 

innings, allowing just one hit with 
seven strikeouts and no earned 
runs. Sophomore transfer Patrick 
Richardson/Varina HS (Tusculum 
College) pitched well in relief, al- 
lowing just one hit with two 
strikeouts and no earned runs over 
two innings. 

In the nightcap, LC was led 
by senior captain Travis Pfitzner/ 
Garfield HS who was 2-5 with 
five RBI, including two home 
runs — a two-run blast in the 4th 
inning and a three-run shot in the 
5th inning. 

Sophomores Orlando 
James/Lee-Davis HS (3-3) and 
LaRon Wilson/Lee-Davis HS (3- 
4) each collected three hits and 
two RBI — Wilson with a pair of 
doubles and James with a triple. 

Watkins (1-2) also hit a solo 
home run in the 3rd inning for the 

Sophomore Jason 

Hunsecker/York HS (1 -0) got the 
pitching win with the first three 
innings, allowing just two hits 
with five strikeouts and no earned 

Longwood has been se- 
lected to finish fifth among 10 
teams this spring in the preseason 
CVAC Coaches Poll. Defending 
conference champion Mount Ol- 

ive (N.C.) is the preseason pick 
to repeat, earning eight lst-piace 

The remainder of the poll 
included St. Andrews (N.C), 
Limestone (S.C.), Coker (S.C.), 
LC, Barton (N.C), Pfeiffer 
(N.C.), Belmont Abbey (N.C), 
Anderson (S.C), and Erskine 

The 2001 edition of LC 
baseball includes 12 returning 
players and nine newcomers — 
seven freshmen. 

In addition to leadership 
from Pfitrner and Watkins, 
sophomore Jeremy Knicely/ 
Spotswood HS will serve as a 
team captain as well this spring. 

Knicely was last year's 
CVAC Freshman of the Year, hit- 
ting .381 with a team-best and 
freshman school-record 12 home 
runs along with 49 RBI for the 

Longwood finished 28-18 
overall a year ago, including a 12- 
14 record in the CVAC for sixth- 
place during the regular-season. 

Coach Buddy Bolding's 
teams have accomplished 20 con- 
secutive 20- win seasons, reaching 
25 wins 16 times overall — in- 
cluding the past 10-straight years. 


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Longwood Earns Strong 
Consideration in Basketball Poll 

Sports Information 

Longwood College (16-5) 
has earned strong consideration in 
this week's NABC/Division II 
Bulletin Weekly Top 25 Men's 
Basketball Poll. 

The Lancers, #4 in the East 
Region, are the third team listed 
among nine schools receiving 
consideratoa beyond the Top 25. 

Longwood was ranked na- 
tionally earlier this season, as high 
#10(1/8), from December 18- 
January 22. 

Adelphi College of New 
York, the only remaining un- 
beaten team in Division D at 22- 
0, is again top-ranked this week. 
Queens (N.C.) is the only East 
Region team nationally-ranked 
this week at #10. 

Longwood, scheduled to 

host conference opponent 
Belmont Abbey (N.C.) Monday 
night (2/12), will travel to Char- 
lotte, N.C. to play archrival 
Queens Thursday, February 1 5, at 
7:30 pjn. 

NABC/Division II 


Weekly Top 25 

1. Adelphi 


2. Southern Indiana 


3. Wingate 


4. South Dakota 


5. Kentucky Wesleyan 


6. Washburn 



San Bernandino 


8. Salem International 


9. Saint Anselm 


10. Queens (N.C.) 


1 1. Northeastern State 


12. Southwest State 


13. Saint Michael's 19-3 

14. South Dakota State 18-4 

15. Northern Kentucky 20-4 

16. J.C, Smith 18-3 

17. Western Washington 19-3 

18. Fort Hays State 19-3 

19. Northwest Missouri 18-4 

20. West Georgia 17-5 

21. Winston-Salem State 19-3 

22. Nebraska-Kearney 17-3 

23. Hillsdale 18-4 

24. Armstrong Atlantic 

State 20-5 

25. Massachusetts-Lowell 18-5 

Others receiving consider- 
ation; Angelo State (17-5), West 
Virginia Tech (15-6), Longwood 
( 1 6-5V Drury (17-*), B!oc»s*btirg 
(16-5), Seattle Pacific (17-4), 
Missouri Southern ( 1 8-6), Florida 
Southern (18-5), and St Cloud 
State (17-4). 




this. luirtriJ 

Newman won -the •«: n : 
score of 110. 

.Junior Jef# K*pler/Stone- 
wall Jackson HS finished third at 
141 with a 4-1 record and a 12- 1 
major decision in the third-place 

Freshman John Dennis/ 
Mourn Vernon HS finished 12 
and placed fourth at the 184 
weight cte. 

Chwsm* te B*e JtefM*? 
Hay field HS was t-2 with a pin. 



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[merlin is 
26 -1 at 174 

Junior Dairy! Graham/ 
Gloucester HS fsBows with a 16- 
3 record at 157 acd junior Larry 
Haynes/Hopeweil HS is 13-11 at 

The Lane** are led to pins 
by SiWHfterim with 14 oo the 
year, and Braditj with eight 
Sweeney is ihcd-oc the team with 

BsadSey atee leads the 

fettftjor decisions wrtfc five, and 

fcUli liili ■! Mil Willi Dm Fresh- 

Player of the Week 

Sports Information 

Longwood College sopho- 
more wrestler Ben 
Brookville High 
School has been se- 
lected as the Long- 


'Player of the Week* for the pe- overall record of 58- 1 2 during bis 

He pinned his opponents 
from Truman State (0:40) and 
Carson-Newman (2:20) before 
defeating a wrestler from India- 
napolis 7-5 in the 
title match. 

currently leads 
Longwood in wins 
(26-4) this year, 
and now sports an 

riod of February 7-13. 

The weekly Lancer honor- 
ees are chosen by the College's 
sports information office. 

Surrtmeriin won ail three of 
his individual matches February 
10 while wrestling at 174-pounds 
to win his weight class at the 

two years with the Lancers. 

Longwood is currently 8- 
5 this season and scheduled to 
host Anderson (S.C.) and 
Shippensburg (P-A.) on February 

Ben is the son of Page and 
Barbara Summerlin of Lynchburg 

EdSouth Championship hosted by and is a history major at Long* 
Carson-Newman (TJN.). wood. 

Women's Basketball Win Streak iRecord-Breakin 
Rises to Seven in a Row 

Sports Information 

Longwood was 2-0 on the 
week with a 73-60 victory over 
St. Andrews (N.C) February 6 in 
Lancer Hall and a 77-56 win over 
Erskine (S.C.) February 10 on the 

The Lancers win streak 
now stands at seven-straight af- 
ter the decisive outcomes. LC is 
now 15-6 overall and 14-3 in the 
CVAC, and scheduled to host 
conference rival Belmont Abbey 
(N.C.) February 12 in Lancer 

The Lancers will travel to 
Charlotte, N.C, February 15, to 
face first-place Queens. The game 
is set to begin at 5:30 and can be 
heard locally on WLCX, 91.3 
FM, and WEAK, 1 490 AM. 

Against St. Andrews, the 
Lancers had five players to score 
in double digits as they pushed 
their record versus the Knights to 
11-0 all-time. 

St. Andrews cut the lead 
down to eight points with just 
under 1 3 minutes to go but Long- 
wood went on a 1 7-6 run to push 
the lead back to 19 points. 

The Knights played hard 

and never got too far out of the 
game but also were not able to 
mount any serious threat against 
the Lancers as the game wore on. 

LC was paced by sopho- 
more Angel Johnson/ Albemarle 
HS, who tallied 20 points and 
seven rebounds in 38 minutes. 

Freshman Kanee' Booth/ 
Woodbridge HS continued to pro- 
vide an inside presence for the 
Lancers, recording 15 points and 
seven rebounds. 

Freshman Erica Marcum/ 
George Washington (W.V.) HS 
had 1 1 points, four rebounds and 
four assists, while classmate 
Ebony Smith/Fluvanna County 
HS scored 10 points, and sopho- 
more Tia Richardson/Centennial 
(M.D.) HS finished with 10 points 
and seven rebounds on 5-5 shoot- 
ing from the floor. 

At Erskine, LC jumped out 
to a 46-23 halftime lead behind 
67 percent shooting from the floor 
in the first period. 

The Flying Fleet made a 
run in the second half which put 
them within 12 points with under 
six minutes to play but back-to- 
back three-pointers put Long- 
wood back in charge for good. 

Longwood also maintained 

a 45-29 advantage on the boards. 
Smith led the Lancers with 
18 points and five rebounds, as 
four LC players reached double- 
digit scoring. Johnson had 17 
points and six assists in 34 min- 
utes of action and Booth picked 
up her sixth double-double this 
season, recording 16 points and 

12 rebounds. 

Richardson finished with 

1 3 points and eight boards. Fresh- 
man Toni Matkovich/Wheeling 
Park (WV.) HS returned from an 
injury to score six points in 13 
minutes of action. 

Through 21 games, 
Johnson leads Longwood in scor- 
ing with an 18.0 ppg. average. 
Booth follows, scoring 14.9 ppg. 
with Matkovich behind her at 
13.7 points a game. 

Booth is also grabbing 8. 1 
rebounds a game to lead the team, 
with senior Demietrc Price/Will- 
iam Campbell HS following at 7.2 
a game. Marcum averages 4.0 as- 
sists a game to lead the Lancers. 

Following the Abbey and 
Queens games, Longwood will 
return home to Lancer Hall Sat- 
urday, February 17, hosting 
CVAC foe Coker (S.C.) for a 4 contest. 

Season For Lancers 

been a record-break- 
ing seasc CAA Divi- 
sion ft Longwood College men's 
basketball team during 2000-01. 
Prior to a game at nationally- 
ranked #10 Queens (N.C.) Thurs- 
day, February 15, the Lancers had 
already surpassed their entire win 
total of the previous two seasons 
combined (12-41) with their 16- 
6 record. 

Following last year's 4-22 
mark, LC is currently at a plus- 
12 game turnaround this year — 
the best in Division II last year 
was a plus-16-game improve- 

Longwood has already es- 
tablished new team season- 
records for three-point field goals 
(158) and blocked shots (118). 

The Lancers have also set 
new team single- game records for 
three-pointers (17) and blocks 

LC is on pace to re-write 
die 24-year-old record book for 
team season points, scoring aver- 

age, uuoc -poini lie; a gc 
cenwge, rebounds, and re 

Individually, grada 
ginia transfer Colin Due 
Richmond has already established 
new season-records for blocked 
shots (90), free throws made 
(150), and attempted (195) He 
has also set new single-game 
records for blocks (If), and also 
has a new Lancer Hall-record for 
blocks (7). 

Dueharme is on pace to re- 
write the season records for re- 
bounding as well, currently 2nd 
all-time with 332 rebounds. 

His 90 blocks rank 3rd-best 
all-time for a Lancer career. 
Dueharme has 20 double- 
doubles, and the only triple- 
double in school history (20 
points, 21 rebounds, 11 blocks 
©Belmont Abbey, January 15). 

He has been the ECAC and 
CVAC Player of the Week three 
times each this season, and was 
the Division II Bulletin magazine 
Player of me Month for Decem- 


Men's Basketball Wins Three In A Row 

Sports Information 

The Lancers, 16-5 overall, 
12-5 in the CVAC, and #4 in the 
East Region, have won three- 
straight, and five of the last six 
games by an average margin of 
+13.7 — including +26.5 in the 
last two wins while looking to 
sneak back into the Top 25. 

LC was scheduled to host 
Belmont Abbey (N.C.) February 
12 before playing at nationally- 
ranked #13 Queens (N.C.) Feb- 
ruary 15. 

The Lancers are enjoying 
their finest start to a season since 
1993-94 (23-6), and 3rd-best start 
in the 25-year history of the pro- 
gram — averaging 90.0 points per 
game and have now won 12 more 
games than a year ago (4-22). 

At Erskine, LC jumped out 
to a 20-0 lead just 6:45 into the 
contest, and led 44-2 1 at halftime 
while limiting the Flying Fleet to 
just 19* (5-27) shooting in the 
first half. LC extended the lead to 

70-36 with 11:37 remaining and 
the hosts could get no closer than 
23 points in the second half. 

Longwood was led by 
graduate Virginia transfer Colin 
Richmond with 
his 19th double- 
double effort - 
posting game- 
high totals of 23 
points, 15 re- 
bounds, and five 

was 8-11 from 
the field, includ- 
ing 2-2 on three- 
pointers, and 5- 
8 at the free 
throw line - add- 
ing three assists. 

Hunter Hoggatt/ 
Glen Allen 

added 16 points and four assists, 
and classmate Marques 
Cunningham/Danville had 12 
points and four assists. 

Junior Jason Pryor/Hamp- 
ton contributed 11 points, all in 
the fust half, adding three assists, 
and sophomore Chris Isaacs/ 
Fairfax finished with nine points, 

the field, including 58% (7- 1 2) on 
three-pointers, and 74% (20-27) 
at the line. 

The Lancers also finished 
the game with a season-low 13 

five rebounds, and two assists in turnovers, including just four in 

21 minutes off the bench. the first half. LC limited the Fly- 

Longwood finished the ing Fleet to just 30% (19-64) 

game shooting 52% (3 1 -60) from shooting from the field, including 

only 1-15 on treys. 

Erskine was led by Hunter 
Roark who scored 15 points off 
the bench. 

Against St. Andrews, LC 
led 44-33 at halftime, closing the 
half with a 17-5 run over the last 

The Lancers then limited 
the Knights to just 24% (8-34) 
shooting from the field in the sec- 
ond half, shooting 59% (19-32> 
itself to pull away for the convinc- 
ing home triumph. 

LC finished the game 
shooting 51% (32-63) from the 
field, including 43% (9-21) on 
three-pointers, and 78% (18-23) 
at the free throw line. 

Longwood was led by 
Hoggatt with a game-high 20 
points, including 5-8 on three- 
pointers, while Pryor added 16 
points, seven rebounds, and a ca- 
reer-high five steals. 

Dueharme contributed 14 
points and a game-high 15 re- 
bounds before fouling out at 3:35, 

See MEN'S p. 12 



SEASON cont'd p. 11 


Junior Jason Pryor/Hamp- 
ton has established a new 
Lancer Hall-record for 
scoring (38), and could re- 
write the season records for 
scoring as well. His 48 
three-point field goals cur- 
rently rank 5th-best for a 
season all-time, and his 121 
free throws rank 2nd-best 
behind Ducharme's total 
this season. 

Pryor has been the 
ECAC Player of the Week 
two times this season, and 
the CVAC's honoree one 

Junior Hunter 
Hoggatt/Glen Allen has set 
a new season-record for 
three-point field goals (68). He 
has also established new single- 
game records for three-pointers 
(9), and also a new Lancer Hall- 
record for treys (7). Hoggatt's 68 

three-pointers rank Sth-best all- 
time for a Lancer career. He has 
been the ECAC Player of the 
Week one time this season. 

Ducharme remains the Di- 
vision II national leader in re- 
bounding ( 1 5. 1 ), also ranking 2nd 
nationally in blocks (4. 1 ), 23rd in 
field goal percentage (.596), and 

31st in scoring (19.5). Pryor is 
ranked 4th in Division II scoring 
(23.4), and is 15th nationally in 
three-point field goal percentage 
(.453). Longwood ranks 5th 
nationally in three-point field 
goal percentage (.416), 7th in 
scoring (89.2), 8th in field 
goal percentage (.497), 1 1th 
in rebounding margin (+7.4), 
and 18th in scoring margin 

Conference opponent 
Coker College of South 
Carolina visits Lancer Hall 
mis Saturday, February 17, 
for a 2 p.m. tip-off, while the 
final regular-season home 
contest will take place next 
Tuesday, February 20, with 
Barton College of North 
Carolina visiting Lancer Hall 
for a 7:30 p.m. start. The 
game against the Bulldogs will 
mark Senior Night in honor of de- 
parting Lancers Colin Ducharme, 
B.J. Buford, Isaac Lartey, and Jay 


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Chris (Isaacs) and Russell (Th- 
ompson), and Zeeh (Boyd) played 

(Ducharme) in foul trouble, it'll 
be important to win our home 

games down the stretch, and that 
we play well enough on the road 
to put our selves in position to win 

Through 21 games, Long- 
wood is led in scoring by Ptyor hosting CVAC toe 
with his 23.6 ppg., shooting 5 1 % for a 2 p.m. conw*l 

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Volume 80, Number 13 

The Rotunda 

Actually Glad to be Back in FarmvHle Since 1920 

March 1,2001 

A Week Of Self-Love 

Guest Writer 

Day in and day out the col- 
lege student is faced with pres- 
sure. Academic pressure, peer 
pressure, societal pressure, and 
dozens of others 

For many, one of those 
pressures will bring them to their 
knees. Such is the life of the col- 
lege student who succumbs so 
whole-heartedly to the pressure to 
be thin as to risk their lives to 
achieve their goals. 

Each year thousands of 
American college students are 
diagnosed with eating disorders, 
thousands keep their secret within 
themselves never asking for help; 
still hundreds more will die from 
the complications thereof. 

This week, the organization 
Eating Disorders Awareness and 
Prevention (EDAP) invites 
America to celebrate freedom 

from the pressure to be thin 


As Americans, and college 
students, we are all asked to par- 
ticipate in advocating higher self- 
esteem, promoting the idea of 
healthy body image, and striving 
for the acceptance of each of our 
bodies as individually beautiful. 

To do so, EDAP has out- 
lined a list of activities that each 
of us can easily participate in on 
campus. While you may or may 
not personally struggle with your 
body image, chances are someone 
you love does. Your positive in- 
volvement in this struggle can 
have a lasting impact. 

Do your part in advocating 
Eating Disorders Awareness 
Week by choosing to participate 
in one or more of the following 

-Consciously choose to 
avoid making comments about 
other people-or yourself on the 
basis of body size or shape. 

See DISORDER p. 10 


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national Women's Day" during 
the week of March 8 in Califor- 

The idea spread around the 
area, with local schools and com- 
munities participating in essay 
contests, parades, and other com- 
imty activities. 

The popularity of these fes- 
ivities spread, and a Congres- 
sional Resolution was passed in 
1981 to secure a "National 
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encouraged these activities as 
thousands of schools across the 
nation participated in special pro- 
grams and events. 

The National Women's 
History Project petitioned Con- 
gress in 1 98? to expand the week 
of celebration into a whole month, 
which was approved by both the 
Senate and House. 

This project has sparked a 
lot of interest in women's studies 

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The Women's Progress 
Commission is also working on 
preserving important sites for 
American women's history. 

The month of March is a 
time to celebrate alt women, from 
famous historical figures such as 
Betsy Ross, Florence Nightin- 
gale, Nancy Reagan, and regular 
women, such as mothers and 
grandmothers who work hard 
their whole lives. 

To find out more about the 
National Women's History 
Project, visit http://www., the site from which this 
information was obtained. 

Fifth Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk 

Guest Writer 

On Sunday, March 25, at 
2:00 p.m. at Lancaster, Longwood 
College will launch and com- 
memorate the Fifth Annual Mul- 
tiple Sclerosis Walk. 

The five-kilometer walk 
will cover 3.1 miles, mostly on 
campus and neighboring streets. 
Walkers this year hope to raise, 
collectively, $ 1 0,000 for scientific 
research and local client support. 

The aim is to combat this 
disease of die central nervous sys- 
tem that affects an estimated 1 out 
of every 1,600 people. 

Multiple Sclerosis is de- 
fined as a disorder of the brain and 
spinal cord involving decreased 
nerve function. Associated with 
this condition is the formation of 
scars on the covering of nerve 

As of now, there is no way 
to prevent or cure Multiple Scle- 
rosis. Symptoms include dysfunc- 
tional movements, loss of vision, 
decreased memory, decreased un- 
derstanding of speech, as weU as 
muscle spasms. 

These symptoms occur in 

attacks, which may last days or 
even months. The attacks can re- 
duce or disappear, then reocurr 
periodically. Fever can trigger or 
worsen attacks, as can hot baths, 
sun exposure, and stress. 

MS most commonly begins 
between the ages of 20 and 40, 
which makes awareness of this 
disease essential for college-age 
students. MS is one of the major 
causes of disability in adults un- 
der 65, according to Yahoo 
Health-Disease and Conditions. 

Dr. Raymond Cormier 
coordinator of the MS Walk and 
Visiting Professor of French at 
Longwood, stresses that students 
are needed to volunteer and raise 
money in order to make this 
year's MS Walk even more suc- 
cessful dun in years past 

Anyone who plans to walk 
is asked to contribute a minimum 
of $2. Student groups, faculty, and 
staff are also encouraged to form 
teams and elect a team captain to 
help coiieci pietiges from fi icmls, 
family members, mighhori, co- 
workers, and faculty. 

If you are planning to walk, 
it is vital that you sign a waiver 

form and fill out a registration 
brochure. You can get these forms 
from Ellen Masters, head of the 
G.I.V.E office, or by checking 
around campus in many visible 
areas such as the Library, Lancer 
Hall, etc. You can also call x2397 
or email emasters 


A special registration table 
will be available outside of the 
dining hall right after Spring 
Break, March 19th to 23rd. You 
can also register to walk over the 
phone by calling 1-800-FIGHT- 
MS or online at 

Pizza, hot dogs, fresh fruit 
and Pepsi products will be avail- 
able at the finish line for those 
who walk. 

Anyone who completes the 
walk will also receive a coupon 
for free yogurt at Freshens. Nu- 
merous door prizes will also be 
available, including a grand prize 
of a new mountain bike from 
Piedmont Bike Shop. 

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Well, instead of offering up an 
actual theme or idea for this 
week's editorial, I decided it 
would do me some good to just 
ramble on for a bit I hope that 
you continue to read, but I under- 
stand if you have an American Lit 
paper to write or a Marketing pre- 
sentation to finish. 

I looked at all of this space, 
and I was thrilled at first that I 
would be allowed so much room 
to just spout off bits of nonsense. 
Now, though, I see that it might 
be too much room, but I will try 
my best 

I wish I had more time to do 
things. I am beginning to see just 
how little time I have to, say, read 
a book. It bothers me, too. 

It seems that every time I sit 
down to do something I really 
want to do, something else comes 
up to stop me. I don't mean just 
watching TV, either, as I don't 
consider that something I do for 

I had tried to read or relax 
some other way right before go- 
ing to sleep, but that never worked 

because by the time I thought 
about sleep I was so tired I 
couldn't keep my eyes open long 
enough to read a full page. 

It is, therefore, my conclusion 
that people in today's society are 
just wound up too tight Not only 
that though, there is a constant 
rush to keep up the pace and fin- 
ish before everyone else. 

Now, I understand that this 
country and all of its occupants 
would have severe withdrawal if 
forced or even asked to slow it 
down a bit, but really would it hurt 
so much? 

Recently, The Rotunda staff 
took a conference to San Fran- 
cisco. While there, we each at- 
tended various sessions hosted by 
the Associated Collegiate Press. 

I found some of them to be 
informative and helpful, but I 
found San Francisco to be dubi- 
ous at best. 

First it was the fastest-paced 
city I have ever walked around, 
and I have been in D.C., New 
York, Boston, Seattle, etc. 

There were signs on every 

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bus stop that said things like, 
"Sorry I ran over your grandma, 
but I didn't want to spill my kute," 
or "I walked in front of your car, 
and now I'm dead." 

Yeah, exactly my thought 

Underneath each of these 
frightening signs was die phrase 
"Slow it Down: Brought to you 
by the city of San Francisco.'' 

Trie first time I saw a sign like 
that I was worried. 

My worry increased when I 
saw just why these signs were up 
there in the first place. The people 
there are all maniacs. 

They aim for you when you 
step out in the street 

They don't care whether you 
have right of way. 

They speed up when they see 
a chance to hit a pedestrian. 

I really expected myself or 
one of my staff members not to 
make it back to Farmville. 

Even the homeless people 
were hostile. There was no poor- 
me-I'm-homeless there. Oh no. 
There was a lot of dammit-I'm- 

One of us was even accosted 
by a homeless man wielding a 
large tree branch and screaming 
about jay walking. To be honest, 
that was pretty funny. 

But usually they were not 
funny. Like the drunken fool who 
screamed that he was a church 
mouse and needed alms to give 
to the poor. 

Interesting people like that 
I kinda feel bad about joking 
on homeless people, though, es- 
pecially since APO is sponsoring 
some strange homeless drive (we 
are reporting on that next week). 
You can get offended and 
irate if you would like, but I am 
just telling you how it was there. 
The homeless people were 
depressing, no doubt, but they 
were funny and scary too. 

I think the point where I be- 
gan to get really worried about the 
homeless population in San Fran- 
cisco was when I saw more home- 
less people in two hours than I 
saw cops the entire time. 

The cops I did see were in 
their cars (two of them spotted) 
and three meter maids (who were 
men) in an all night donut shop. 
That was just too much almost 

I was a bit angered, though, 
to hear those cops talking about 

**« « ^**A*i 9 Hub KUtlt. ,w ww %fvm« 

ing to San Fran next weekend. I 
would have loved to have seen a 
CHiP (for those of you who are 
not aware, CHiPs are California 
Highway Patrol and there was a 

really cool show on about them 
with Erik Estrada and some other 
dude in the 80s. It rocked and if 
you missed it then you missed 

A guy on a motorcycle was 
the closest I got to a CHiP, though. 

Now, I hope that you don't get 
the wrong idea. We did a lot of 
stuff pertaining to the conference 
and helping us bring you a better 
paper and what not, but those 
things are not the more interest- 
ing aspects of our trip which is 
why I will not discuss them. 

Now, on to the more interest- 
ing aspects. 

Being raised as a white ma- 
jority, though held back slightly 
because of being female, I was not 
prepared for the discrimination 
that met me in San Fran. 

Thinking it would be a nifty 
side trip, one of my staff and I 
went to Chinatown to find cool 
gifts and (hopefully) some really 
great Chinese food. 

We walked about halfway 
through Chinatown and got to a 
side street with restuarants all 
along it so we figured mat would 
be a good place to stop and get 
something to eat 

Instead, the most horrible 
smell in the world assaulted my 
nostrils. It was a mixture of rot- 
ten cabbage, body odor, dead ani- 
mals, and raw sewage. This did 
not seem a good sign to me as it 
was centered around one or two 
of the restuarants. 

Fleeing, we got lost in the 
back streets of San Fran, where 
white people, it seems, were not 
allowed or welcome. 

I understand that being per- 
secuted was something that the 
Chinese hsve had to d*»' with «nrt 
that you could argue that I deserve 
this in a way just because I AM 
white, but I disagree. 

I have never been prejudiced 
against any person I've met, ex- 

cept for maybe women (but that 
is a whole different story). 

So, I was not prepared to deal 
with the attitudes I got from all 
of the people in Chinatown. 

After getting lost in the 
backstreets of Chinatown, we 
came across what can only be 
described as ghetto Chinatown 
which I know will totally offend 
some of you, but that is what it 

There was no English any- 
where, including on the signs of 
businesses and menus and what 
not In fact the only English writ- 
ing there were the street signs. 

Chinese was spoken every- 
where, and the opes markets 
where fish was being sold and 
dead pigs hanging in the windows 
were pretty frightening to me. Or, 
rather, a new experience that I was 
not capable of dealing with. 

Then, when we went into an 
English-speaking Chinese restau- 
rant to eat dinner, we were not 
served until every other table was, 
even though four other tables 
came in after us. 

But I guess since the group I 
was in was all American, and the 
other groups were of ethnic ori- 
gin, it seems pretty obvious why 
we were served only when they 
figured out we weren't leaving. 

Now, this might seem like it 
is an unfair accusation, but one 
person was not given her drink 
after asking numerous times, an- 
other was not given a plate on 
which to eat until having asked 
for the fourth time, and the wait- 
ress waited beside me with her 
hand outstretched when I was 
looking for my cash in order to 
pay the check. 

Kf«,t<£ these " n ;?yr. ^-- ~» 
less to you, but I was quite upset 
by this treatment and humbled, 
too, in a way. 

Kim Urann 


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Longwood Fails in Many Areas 

Guest Writer 

Watching television these 
days it's impossible to avoid see- 
ing a "truth" advertisement. 
These ads seek to the tell the 
"truth" about cigarette smoking 
through shocking ads that portray 
the deadly side of smoking. 

What would be interesting 
would be if every company was 
forced to run counter-advertise- 
ments that portrayed the truth 
about their products. 

As an example: What if 
Longwood was forced to adver- 
tise the food on campus to pro- 
spective students as a typical Sat- 
urday night meal? 

This Saturday would make 
a good example. Pork chops that 
%vere so dry there were visible 
cracks on the surface of the meat, 
pasta that varied in consistency 
from almost liquid to cruchy, rice 
of questionable seasoning and a 
host of other delicacies that failed 
to be appetizing. 

Whoops! That wouldn't fit 
with the school's "image" of hav- 
ing excellent food. 

The college says that we 
have some of the best food in the 
state... Except thai that is all based 
on the old dining hall. 

Having never enjoyed that 
food, I've got to place my rank- 
ing for Longwood amongst the 
. lowest in the state. 

As a member of 
Longwood's and George Mason's 
forensics teams, I've experienced 
weekend meals at a number of in 
stituticns up ssd down the Ensi 

In that experience, I've 
found no schools that have poorer 
choices on the weekend. 

Or how about the failure of 
the information technologies de- 
partment to provide us with an un- 
interrupted internet connection 
any week since we've come to 

I've gotten to the point of 
making sure I don't have work to 
do over the weekends because 
"catastrophic" failures of the 
Internet always seem to occur 
over the weekends. 

What's really funny is 
Longwood's webpages are still 
available to anyone who comes 
looking. I've managed a persistent 
Internet connection at my home 
for the last 9 months. 

I have never experienced a 
downtime of more than 5 minutes, 
and that's with off-the-shelf 
equipment and no experience. 

Are we supposed to believe 
that somehow hired help with 
expensive equiptment means mat 
we should expect longer delays? 
That seems ridiculous. 

Or how about Bob Smith, 
the director of Internet Security? 
At a hearing last semester, he tes- 
tified that he was aware of a seri- 
ous security flaw. 

He stated that he was aware 
that it had been exploited in the 
past He slated that he had been 
made aware of this security flaw 
time and time again; however, he 
refused to fix it 

Incompetence in most 
places of business or failure to do 
one's job usually results in being 

At Longwood, Mr. Smith 
was given a license to headhunt, 
and by the time he was over, 3 
RTAs had been fired, two students 
were suspended (one of them won 
an appeal and was reinstated), and 
the problem was finally fixed af- 

ter 7 years of existence. 

Mr. Smith has never been 
forced to answer for his incom- 
petence. Instead, he went directly 
for the students who had tried to 
fix the problem for him. 

One of those students had 
been at the school for only 3 
weeks and discovered the prob- 
lem completely accidentally; af- 
ter discovering the problem he 
immediately told his RTA, who 
told him it would not be fixed. 

In addition, the Administra- 
tion could try to portray their anti- 
student bias. If no one else has no- 
ticed, the second we made the 
decision to come to Longwood, 
we no longer mattered. 

Instead of being viewed as 
important additions to the school 
(as they portrayed the current stu- 
dents), we're a dangerous liabil- 
ity. When prospective students are 
led around campus, the tours are 
run so as few students as possible 
are seen. 

The tours are run through 
buildings where students do not 
have the luxury of free, untram- 
meled speech. 

Food is prepared specially 
so the prospective students have 
a completely false impression of 
how things are at Longwood. 

If the administration 
wanted to be truthful , they'd make 
sure each student was given a t- 
shirt bearing the saying "Not a 
Prospective Student... I Don't 
Matter Anymore!" 

Finally, the administration 
could bring prospective students 
here on a typical weekend, where 
the activities are limited to drink- 
ing and complaining about the 

See FAILS p. 11 

Staff Writer 

Have you ever been in outer 
space? I don't mean literally, be- 
cause you'd pop like a tick from 
the vacuum. 

But seriously, have you 
ever been in outer space? Person- 
ally, rve been in outer space about 
seven times. 

This is not because I'm a 
genius and have designed and 
built my own interstellar space- 
ship (but if that helps me meet 
women, then it IS true). 

No, the reason I've been in 
outer space without the help of 
NASA is because I, Roy Ayres, 
have been abducted by aliens. 

There, I've said it! Finally, 
I've been able to get it off my 
chest. I've been abducted by 
aliens. That should clear up a lot 
of things about me, huh? 

At any rate, the first time I 
was abducted was when I was 
fishing out on the Chesapeake 

I was just sitting there, 
waiting for a bite, when suddenly 
there was this magnificent light 
blazing in the sky. I was im- 
mersed in this beautiful, bright 
illumination that seemed to make 
me extremely calm. 

It relaxed all of the muscles 
in my body and then, suddenly, I 
was no longer on the boat I was 
on another ship, a spaceship, a 
ship that travels in space. 

I could not see anything for 
the first few minutes because I 
was still blinded by the light. 
Blinded by the light. Racked up 

like a deuce, another roller in the 

Whoops, sorry about that! 
Damn that's a catchy song. 
Anyways, I finally regained my 
sight as I entered this large cham- 
ber with a throne in the center of 
the back. 

I was told to wait there as 
the ship's captain would brief me 
on why I was kidnapped. So I 
waited for a few moments and 
then the captain came in. 

The captain looked Human, 
and was a woman. And man was 
she hot, all dressed like a 

She was tall, with long, 
curly red hair and some extremely 
perky anatomy, if you know what 
I mean. 

I stood there trying not to 
look stupid and then she told me 
why I was here. She decided to 
pick me at random and make me 
a sex slave for her own personal 
amusement as well as her friends'. 

I would have to make love 
to beautiful women every day for 
the rest of my life. 

Do you actually believe 
that story? Of course not, because 
if it was true then my ass would 
be getting my freak on in the cos- 

However, I am just a big, 
goofy-looking nerd that will not 
have anything interesting like that 
happen to me ever. Man, that's 
depressing. Why do I write this 
crap if that's what's going to hap- 


$ OTand-DRDg $ 


+To the basketball teams. 

+To Spring Break being upon us. 

-To SGA for not giving the budget proposal process 
the respect it deserves. 

-To the weather for not deciding what to do with 

-To Jimmy Fallon NOT coming. 

Send your Props and Drops to 


Diversity Days II: 
The Common Thread 


It's that time of year again 
when the Office of Multicultural 
Affairs, Multicultural Advisory 
Committee, and other cooperat- 
ing partners present Diversity 
Days II: The Common Thread - 
March 26 -30, 2001. 

This notice is to apprise you 
of an exciting speaker and oppor- 
tunity to engage students, 
advisees, and organizations. 

I am seeking your assis- 
tance in encouraging participation 
and involvement in the week's 
activities and in particular to gen- 
erate interest for our kick-off 
speaker Mako Nakagawa: Unity 
Amidst Diversity. 

As always, our speaker is 
available for classroom discus- 
sions. She will arrive on campus 

March 26, but will not be avail- 
able for classes until Tuesday, 
March 27. If you are interested in 
having Mako speak to your class 
or organization, please contact 
me. Thank you for your attention. 
Diversity Days II: The 
Common Thread (March 26-30, 

•March 26, 2001: A Cel- 
ebration of Our Residential Com- 
munity — Residence Halls TB A 

• The Story of Cat Stevens: 
Muslim Student Association 

• March 27, 2001 : Campus 
Wide Speaker: Mako Nakagawa: 
Unity Amidst Diversity -- Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom 7:00 p.m. 

• March 28, 2000: "When 
Gays Move into Mr. Roger 

See DIVERSITY p. 11 



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* Counseling Center + Counseling Cento: * 

Dr. Wayne O'Brien and Dr. Maureen Walls are- 
professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There are many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

♦ To understand themselves better 

♦ To improve grades 

♦ To relieve symptom of depression or anxiety 

♦ To recover from trauma 

♦ To improve relationships 

The Counseling Center is located in Lancaster 
Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 to schedule 
an appointment. 

* Counseling Center 4» Counseling Center * 

Artist of Biblical Proportions Visits Longwood 


The monumental Penny- 
royal Caxton Bible, published in 
1999, is the first fully and com- 
pletely illustrated Bible published 
in more than one hundred years. 

Its 233 images were en- 
graved by Barry Moser, foremost 
wood engraver in the United 

Selections from Moser's 
personal collection of work as a 
renowned artist, illustrator, and 
book designer are on display at 
the Bedford Gallery, Longwood 
College Department of Art, cor- 
ner of Franklin and Pine streets, 
February 26 through March 23. 

Moser will be visiting 
Longwood and will talk about his 
work on Friday, March 23, at 
noon in the Gallery. 

This lecture and the exhi- 
bition are free and open to the 
public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., Monday through Fri- 
day, and at other times by appoint- 
ment by calling 804-395-2284. 

Moser's talk will chronicle 
his journey from easel painter and 
printmaker to book designer and 
illustrator, offering stories and in- 
sights into his philosophic as well 
as technical challenges. 

His work has won numer- 
ous national awards and is in 
museum and library collections in 
the U.S. and abroad, among them 
The National Gallery of Art, The 
British Museum, The Library of 
Congress, and Harvard Univer- 

But illustrating and design- 
ing the Bible was his greatest 
challenge: "No other project has 
infiltrated my psyche the way this 

one has," Moser says. "I at- 
tempted to make images that are 
reverent and respectful without 
being pious and obsequious. 
They are images that are provoca- 
tive and hopefully cause the 
reader to ask questions and see old 
familiar characters and stories in 
a new light" 

Moser was involved in all 
of the design details surrounding 
the Bible - typography, layout, 
binding, and paper choice. 

Born in Tennessee, he was 
schooled at Auburn University, 
the University of Tennessee at 
Chattanooga, and the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst 

He is on the faculty of the 
Illustration Department at the 
Rhode Island School of Design 
and was the 1995 Whitney J. 
Oates Fellow in Humanities at 
Princeton University. 

Longwood Plans 162nd Birthday Party 


Expect the unexpected 
when Longwood celebrates its 
162nd birthday on March 6 at 
3:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. 

The Founders Day program 
promises prizes and surprises - 
from a video on Longwood and 
the arts to a computer give-away. 

After the program, all fac- 
ulty, staff, and students are invited 
to a Birthday Dinner in the Din- 
ing Hall at 5 p.m. 

The Founders Day program 
keynote speaker will be Ms. 
Peggy Baggett executive direc- 
tor of the Virginia Commission 
for the Arts since 1980. 

This state agency promotes 
the arts throughout the Common- 
wealth, provides funding to art- 
ists and arts organizations, and 
supports artist residencies in Vir- 
ginia schools. 

A native of North Carolina, 
Ms. Baggett earned undergradu- 
ate degrees in Political Science 
and Psychology from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill, and a master's degree in Arts 
Administration from the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin at Madison. 

In Wisconsin, she worked 
as tour i 
Ballet and i 
Wilson Street East Playhouse. 

She also has worked for the 

U. S. Department of Education 
and research consulting firms. In 
1999, she won the Gary Young 
Award for outstanding leadership 
in the state arts agency field from 
the National Assembly of State 
Am Agencies. 

A video tided "Expect the 
Unexpected: The Arts at 
Longwood College" is a tour of 
the history of arts at the college. 
The audience will see familiar 

Each person attending the 
program at Jarman will receive a 
ticket to win a Dell laptop com- 
puter, a $100 gift certificate to the 

See BIRTHDAY p. 11 


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National Student Employment 
Week: Show Your Appreciation 

Guest Writer 

Longwood College will 
celebrate National Student Em- 
ployment Week April 1-7, 2001. 

This first full week of April, 
honors student employees and 
their employers. The theme cho- 
sen for this year is "In Doing We 

The Work Experience Pro- 
gram gives student employees the 
opportunities to grow both pro- 
fessionally and personally. 

Working students and their 
employers are citizen leaders and 
provide immeasurable contribu- 
tions to their schools and to their 

National Student Employ- 
ment Week provides a chance to 
focus on the importance and 
value of students who work, and 
the positive results of work ex- 

As part of this week's fes- 
tivities, a "Student Employee of 
the Year" and a "Supervisor of the 
Year" will be selected. 

Supervisors are asked to 
nominate students from their ar- 
eas who have demonstrated ex- 
ceptional abilities and made spe- 
cial contributions to their depart- 
ments for this academic year. 

In addition, student em- 
ployees are also encouraged to 
nominate their supervisors. 

Guidelines to assist with 
the nominations have been dis- 
tributed to departments and stu- 

Students or supervisors 

who have not received nomina- 
tion forms should contact the Stu- 
dent Employment Office. 

The deadline for nomina- 
tions is March 16. Winners will 
be announced at the Student Em- 
ployee Appreciation Dinner on 
April 3, 2001. 

All work experience stu- 
dents and supervisors are invited 
to this dinner, which will be in the 
Dining Hall Annex beginning 
5:15 p.m. 

The Career Center, along 
with the Longwood faculty and 
staff, wish to take this opportu- 
nity to show their appreciation to 
all those work experience stu- 
dents who have assisted them in 
performing the daily activities of 
the college. 

All students, staff, and fac- 
ulty are encouraged to celebrate 
this week by showing the employ- 
ees and each other bow much they 
are appreciated. 

School winners are entered 
into their regional competions 
sponsored by the Southern Asso- 
ciation of Student Employment 

The National Association 
of Student Employment Admin- 
istrators (NSEA) then selects a 
national Student Employee of the 

Employing students is an 
outstanding way to expose them 
to different fields and careers. It 
gives them an opportunity to dis- 
cover their own unique talents and 
skills while learning the value of 
hard work. We take great pride in 
preparing our students for 

tomorrow's work force. 

Increasing numbers of stu- 
dents have found it necessary to 
work while attending college. An 
estimated 27% of Longwood's 
students currently hold jobs. 

For most students, work is 
a means of supporting educational 
costs, as well as gaining valuable 
experience for career exploration 
and development. 

Ultimately, jobs provide 
students with the opportunity to 
contribute valuable services to so- 

Longwood realizes the 
challenge of providing meaning- 
ful employment opportunities for 
students who need and want to 

The Work Experience Pro- 
gram is designed to encourage the 
development of part-time em- 
ployment opportunities for stu- 

* develop and enhance 
positive values regarding work 
and service, 

* encourage increased aca- 
demic achievement, 

* development and explo- 
ration of career choices, 

* exercise and gain market- 
able job and interpersonal skills, 

* enhances public relations 
with the business community, 

* positive employment ex- 
periences contribute to produc- 
tive, motivated citizens. 

A significant majority of 
college students work, and the 
percentage has been increasing 
over the years. 


Holiday Lake 4-H Center (Central Virginia) 
Summer Camp Staff Positions: Resident Life- 
guard, Nurse/EMT, Store Keeper/Office Assistant, 
Performing Arts Instructor. Training included. 
Application Deadline: As soon as qualified 
person can be placed. Employment period: May 
28-August 17, 2001. Contact: Bryan Branch, 
Program Director 804-248-5444 Rt.2 Box 630 
Appomattox, VA 24522 EOAA 

E-mail the Jewish Student 
Organization at JSOiwceyahoo.uom 
We ■ 11 answer your questions 

IJtlpha iPn/ Omega ^Announces ihe OQmerican 
CRed Cross UjloodmoSife 

Tuesday March 6th and Wednesday March 7th 

Noon till 6 p.m. in Lankford 
Student Union 

Registration is on March 1,2, and 5 during 

lunch and dinner in the dining hall. Walk-ins 

are also welcome the day of. 

Lancer Productions 

Contact Information 


*EMAIL "lancpro" 

*IM Screen Name "LPatLWC" 

^Meeting time: Mondays, 9:15 
p.m. "C w room 

If you want to cosponsor an 

event, have suggestions for 

ture events, or comments on 

s year's programs please 

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Enjoy the Spring semester! 



Hannibal Review: Book or Movie? 


an orange juice laeiocy, out I got 
canned because I couldn't conccn- 

Then I worked in the woods 

as a lumberjack, t i couldn't 

so they gave me the axe. 

After that I tried to be a tai- 
lor, but I just wasn't suited for it. 
The job was only so-so anyhow. 

Next I tried working in a 
muffler factory, but that was ex- 

I wanted to be a barber, but 
I just couldn't cut it 

I attempted to be a deli 
worker, but any way I sliced it, 1 
couldn't cut the mustard. 

My best job was being a 
musician, but eventually I found 
I wasn't note worthy. 

I studied a long time Co be- 

any patience. 

Next was a job 


factory; I tried, but I ji 

1 became a $f 
fisherman* but discov 
couldn't live on my n« 

I thought about 
a witch, so I tried that 

I managed to get 
working for a pool m 
company, but the work was just 
too draining. 

My last job was working at 
Starbucks, but I had to quit, be- 
cause it was always the same old 

After many years of trying 
to find steady work, I finally got 
a job as a historian, until I real 
ized there was no future in it. 

Having seen the great ad- 
aptation of Silence of the Lambs 
and read the novel, I thought 1 was 
in for another great treat when I 
picked up Hannibal. 

I wasn't exatly wrong, I 
suppose, but I do think that Tho- 
mas Harris forgot a lot about what 
the audience enjoyed so much. He 
waited ten years between 
publish] ngs, and I think this hurt 
the sequel, as it has in other se- 

In Lambs, there is a heavy 
dose of psychological thriller and 
suspense to keep any reader both 
interested and grossed out 

While Hannibal the book 
tries to follow this style, it seems 
that Harris is out for only indiges- 
tion. Yes, Lambs was quite dis- 
turbing, but there is something 
about reading play-by-play de- 
scriptions of a person cutting off 
his own face that makes Hannibal 
a bit . . . worse. 

While reading this book, 

This Week in Lancer Productions 

amy Mcpherson 

Lancer Productions 

Many Longwood students 
might have noticed that from Feb- 
ruary 8-11, several Lancer Pro- 
ductions members were missing 
in action. 

This is because nine mem- 
bers traveled to Charlotte, North 
Carolina, to attend the Associa- 
tion for the Promotion of Cam- 
pus Activities (APCA) National 

At the convention, the stu- 
dents experienced jam-packed 
days of many different sorts of 
college entertainment from folk 
singers, to R&B and hip-hop 
stars, to acapella groups along 
with hypnotists, comedians, a 
sword-swallower, motivational 
speakers, as well as many others. 

While networking with nu- 
merous schools from across the 
United States, the students also 
attended educational sessions to 
learn how to maximize campus 
planning potential. 

The high point of the trip, 
though, was not the entertainment 
or the workshops that they at- 
tended, but the very last event of 
conference, the Think Fast Game 

The game show, which was 
brought to Longwood in the be- 
ginning of the Spring Semester, 

is a trivia challenge that allows the 
students to win cold hard cash. 

While the usual prize 
money is $200, since it was the 
National Conference, the win- 
nings were raised to a whopping 

Most of the schools repre- 
sented at the conference formed 
a team and participated, includ- 
ing Longwood. 

After battling against the 
other teams, Longwood made it 
into the top four contestants in the 
second round. Lancer Productions 
advisor, J J. Manley, represented 
the team from then on and carried 
them to taking home the $1500. 
The money will be used for 
Spring Weekend. 

After an exciting yet ex- 
hausting weekend retreat in Char- 
lotte, the members were ready to 
dive into mote campus activities, 
which they did this past weekend. 

OnFriday, February 16, the 
movie Pay ii Forward was shown 
to an audience of 40 and again on 
Sunday to approximately IS stu- 

The first round of the an- 
nual karaoke contest hosted by 
Lancer Productions Bryan Lee, 
followed the Friday showing. 

Close to a hundred students 
came out to support their fellow 
peers in the singing contest 

The second round will be 
held on Friday, March 30, at 10 
p.m. in the Cafe. 

On Saturday, February 17, 
comedian B.T. came to campus all 
the way from Los Angeles to 
spread what is known as the best 
medicine, laughter. 

Rain or snow, sleet or hail, 
Lancer Productions still pulls 
through with great entertainment 
for Longwood students. 

Students even trekked 
through the snow, or slush in 
many cases, to get to the events 
this past weekend. 

The events started off with 
a special showing on Thursday, 
February 22, of the movie based 
on a true story, Remember the Ti- 

It was played again tile fol- 
lowing night, Friday, February 23, 
as well as on Sunday, February 

Approximately 195 stu- 
dents showed up to see the mo vi- 
on the various nights. 

The Friday showing was 
followed by the comedian James 
Lissow in the Cafe, and then by 
the campus band, 8 Sideways. 

The students enjoyed 
Lissow's off die cuff humor as 

See LP pg. 7 

aside from keeping a bottle of 
Turns beside my bed at night I 
wondered about how the movie 
sequel would be. 

Before the book was even 
available to the public, I had read 
articles dealing with the movie 
and who would be cast and who 
would direct, and whether it 
would be as good as Lambs. I was 
just as curious so I devoured these 

Now, actually turning the 
pages, I figured that certain scenes 
from the book would not be 
added, mosdy because the MPAA 
would allow South Park to get 
away with only so much, so how 
would they feel about a brain-eat- 
ing sociopath? 

Apparently, they felt A-OK 
about it. I was shocked to discover 
that these scenes were not just 
made, but put into the final cut. 

Ridley Scott is an awesome 
director who brought us Alien and 
Gladiator, two of the best mov- 
ies made in America. How, then, 
could he have gotten Hannibal so 

absolutely wrong? 

I am not afraid to admit that 
I found this movie dissatisfying 
to say the least 

I think that a lot of this had 
to do with die problems the novel 
had, but a good director could 
easily make even a bad book at 
least not so bad. 

Maybe Scott didn't want to 
disappoint readers by changing 
things, but he should have thought 
about that before he changed the 
entire ending. 

The ending of the novel 
was the only ending that I could 
possibly imagine for Lector and 
Starling, and I was angry at how 
different the movie made it 

It cheapened the entire 
strange relationship between Lec- 
tor and Starling. 

Unfortunately, I think Har- 
ris did that just by writing the 
book obviously meant for just the 
monetary benefits, and not the 
love of the story. 

Movie Rating: C- 

Book Rating: C 



»#♦+» ♦ ♦»♦ ♦»♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ »♦ ♦ §♦♦ » » 

♦How many hours of volunteer work yon or 
your organization completed last semester. 

Please turn in log sheets from last semester to 
the G.I.V.E. office (Lancaster 134) as soon as 

♦Who is doing community service this 
semester. New groups and individuals doing 
volunteer work for the spring semester turn in 
forms by Friday, February 23, 2001 (s-1 
agreement, information form). 

♦How we ean connect you to the community! 
Make an appointment with the G.I.V.E. office 
today to explore exciting volunteer 
opportunities. x2397 

♦How volunteering has impacted you. Share 
your experiences as a volunteer at a service- 
learning reflection session on Thursday, March 
i,2U0i 7-8 pm in the Amelia Room. Please 
RSVP by Monday, February 26, 2001 for 
Reflection Session I. 



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Theatre Review: True West 


With extremely limited 
seating and the intention for ma- 
ture audiences only, Sam 
Shepard's, True West was shown 
in Longwood's Nancy Haga The- 
atre, in Jarman Auditorium's 

Directed by Kyle 
Zimmerman, the play was shown 
Februaryl4-17 and February 18 
and 25. 

After the Thursday perfor- 
mances, there was an epilogue 
where audience members could 
participate with cast members in 
a question and answer discussion. 

Bobbie Gale Fox inter- 
preted for the hearing impaired at 
the Friday, February 23rd perfor- 

Sam Shepard added a mod- 
ern American Hollywood aspect 
to the familiar Bible story of Cain 
and Abel to create this plot line. 

He does this in order to 
show the recycling of situations 
throughout different time periods. 
As well as showing society's stan- 
dards, beliefs, and visions. 

In True West, Austin, a Hol- 
lywood Screenwriter, is living 
with his mother and visited by his 
older brother Lee. 

Austin becomes disap- 
pointed by film maker Saul's de- 
cision to trade Austin's romance 
script for his drunken brother, 
Lee's, Western script. 

The play consisted of a cast 
of four characters, all Longwood 
student theatre departmental ma- 

Cast members included; 
Josh Howell as Lee, David 
Janeski as Austin, Bobby Vrtis as 
Saul, and Leslie Cooley as the 

The cast members knew 
their lines and exact timing cor- 

However, the actors would 
often over dramatize their actions, 
making the scenes seem stretched 
and unrealistic. 

This along with the plot 
being long and drawn-out made 
the play difficult to follow for 
audience members. 

The production crew 
worked to make sure all the play's 
features fit together entirely. 

The set was complete from 
an oven timer on an oven to 
stocked cabinets and pullout 

The lighting and sound 
were used to create a true feeling 
of reality, allowing time change 
to be easily noticed. 

Although True West could 
have used more rehearsal time 
and effort, the relation Sam 
Shepard made to the Biblical 
story of Cain and Abel could eas- 
ily be seen by audience members 
familiar with the story. 

LP cont'd p. 6 

well as the mixed, almost 
Limp Bizkit like sounds of 8 Side- 

Saturday night displayed a 
comedian and an R&B/Hip-Hop 
singer. Tiny Glover, a campus co- 
median who opened for singer 
Kai Alece, got the crowd pumped 
for some cool R&B covers as well 
as upbeat dancers. 

There was a steady crowd 
of about SO to all the events this 
weekend, excluding the movie. 

Students better get their 

sleep throughout the week be- 
cause on March 2-3, from 7 p.m. 
to 7 a.m., the Dance Marathon 
will be held in the Student Union 

To be eligible, students 
need to form a team of at least five 
participants and complete an in- 
formation packet, which will be 
available all throughout the week 
in the Dining Hall lobby. 

The deadline to enter is 7 
p.m. Friday. For more informa- 
tion, contact the Office of Frater- 
nity and Sorority Life at x2118. 

The movie The 6th 

will be shown on Friday at 7:30 
p.m. as well as on Sunday at 8 
p.m. in the ABC rooms of the Stu- 
dent Union. 

Following the Friday show- 
ing will be another campus band, 
1st Floor, at 10 p.m. in the Cafe. 

On Tuesday, March 6, the 
magical duo The Spencers will 
perform at 8 p.m. in Jarman. The 
event is free for all Longwood 

Make sure to check out 
these, along with other upcoming 
campus events, brought to the stu- 
dents by Lancer Productions. 



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with the rapid pace of the music. 

The group performed about 
five dances, each having a special 
meaning or symbol. 

The first dance was a drum 
call used to call people together 
in a village for a celebration or 
special event. 

Five drummers stood on 
stage, continuously providing the 
only source of rhythm. 

Another dance, originally 
used by the Tola people in the 
Senegal-Gambtan region of Af- 
rica, was a dance of grattade and 
thanks for a wonderful rice har- 

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of the Loaf wood Company of 
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Career Corner 

Dear Career Comer: 
I am planning to go to 
graduate school and need to take 
the GRE. I really need to do well 
on this exam, buil'm dreading it. 
How can I improve my chances 
of performing well? 
Terrified Test 

Dear Terri- 

There are sev- 
eral ways to prepare 
for standardized 
tests. You can order 
your own software 
to practice, attend 
seminars, or do what U called a 
'test drive." 

One such opportunity is 
right around the corner! 

KAPLAN is offering a no 
cost, risk- free test drive on March 
3, noon-3 p.m. at Hampdea- 
Sydney College. 

This program allows you to 
take the GRE or LS AT to find out 
how ready you are for the real 

To register, call 1-800- 
KAPTEST or go to and reserve 
your spot 

The Career 
Center recom- 
mends that you ar- 
rive at Hampden- 
Sydney abut IS 
minutes early. 

The test drive 

will take place in 

Morton Hall 120 

and 121. 

If yon have any questions, 

contact us at x2063. 

Good rock as you pursue 

If you would like to submit 
a question to Career Corner, send 
an email to 



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meetings, to off-campus events~.anything 
under the sun, let us know! Email ust 

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Longwood Lacrosse 


Stonehill (Mass.) 

on Lancer Field 

@ 3:30 p.m. 

Outdoor Club Meeting 

in Hull 245 
@ 6:00 p.m. 

Band Concert 

in Jarman 
7:30 p.m. 

The Spencers: 
Magical Duo 

in Jarman 

@ 8:00 p.m. 

free for LC students 

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ly are; Ashley Barron, Katie 

Fulcher, Maria Gambone, 

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Longwood Lacrosse 


Regis (Mass.) 

on Lancer Field 

@ 7:00 p.m. 

Longwood Cycling 
Club Meeting 

in Charlette Room 
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

Friday March 9th 

Spring Break begins 
after classes!!! 

When, April 9th 2001 5-8 p.m. Send name and SSN to 

Where: Annex Room in the Dining Hall 

Cost Students Free Sponsored by. JSG Jewish Student 

Faculty/Staff $4. 10 Organization, Multicultural Affairs, 

Community $5.25 and International Affairs with coop- 

R.S.V.P.: April 2nd eration from Aramark. 


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without feelings of guilt or anxi- 
ety over calories and fat grams. 

•Donate your jeans and 
other old clothes that no longer 
fit your body comfortably to char- 
ity. Someone else will appreciate 

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-Celebrate Fearless Friday- 
A Day Without Dieting on March 
4 and feel how empowering a 
diet-tree day of self -acceptance 



Longwood's main page. 

Van Ness was helped in die 
development of this site by three 
freshmen Greg Kreheiy, 
Stephanie Atkins, and Andrea 

The student information 
network will be cosponsoring the 
performance of First Floor on 
March 2, 2001. Further informa- 
tion about the site will be avail- 
able as it develops. 

Sigg Exhibition Comes to LCVA 


The Longwood Center for 
the Visual Arts hosts the first 
American tour of work by con- 
temporary Swiss artist Hermann 
Alfred Sigg from March S to April 

"H.A Sigg: Recent Work" 
features more man 50 of Sigg's 
aerial landscapes, found-object 
sculptures and collages. An open- 
ing reception will be held on 
Thursday, March 8, 2001 from 7 
to 9 p.m. 

Organized by independent 
curator Margaret Mathews- 
Berenson, the show aims to famil- 
iarize American audiences with 
an artist who has been well known 
to Swiss museums and collectors 
since the 1950s. 

Over his 50-year career, 
Sigg has been stylistically aligned 
with Rothko, Motherwell, Klee 
and Nevelson, producing bold 
abstract pieces that are both in- 
trospective and reflective of na- 

Sigg has drawn some of his 
inspiration from bis family's 
fields near Zurich as well as from 

his extensive travels through Asia, 
including a stint in 1 968 as an "art- 
ist in residence in the sky" for 
Swiss Air. 

"I show the world in a 
peaceful state," Sigg said in an 
interview with Mathews- 
Berenson. "I want people to be 
silent, to be still in front of my 
paintings to come to them with a 
kind of meditative thinking." 

This exhibition first opened 
in New York City's Westwood 
Gallery in the fall of 1999 and is 
touring tile country until 2003. 

The tour is sponsored by 
Pro Helvetia and the Arts Coun- 
cil of Switzerland. Other partici- 
pating institutions include the 
University of Southern California, 
The Museum of Fine Arts St Pe- 
tersburg, Florida, Southern Illi- 
nois University, and the Univer- 
sity of Tennessee. 

The Longwood Center for 
the Visual Arts is located at 129 
N. Main Street in FarmviUe, Vir- 
ginia. Museum hours are Monday 
through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 
p.m. Admission is free and open 
to the public. 

Passover Seder to Take Place at LWC 

Guest Writer 

On April 9tb 2001 from 
5pm to 8pm in the Annex room 
of the Dining Hall, The Jewish 
Student Organization (JSO), 
Multicultural Affairs, and Interna- 
tional Affairs, with the coopera- 

rf*a -# * *» * » * * T» V -..;» !„, „ 

community Passover Seder. 

Passover is a celebration 
of the Jews escaping the oppres- 
sion of Egypt. The story of Pass- 
over is retold every year at the 
r. Thus passing it down from 

generation to generation. 

Attending a Jewish 
Seder is an unforgettable experi- 
ence and a rare opportunity. 

Dinner will be served 
and the cost is one meal on the 
meal card. Faculty and Staff can 
attend for $4. 10 and the Farmville 
community can attend for $5,25. 

iv» «■»< 

# vrair 

for the Seder e-mail your full 
name and social security number 
to the Jewish Student Organiza- 
tion (JSO) at 

RSVP by April 2nd 2001. 

Sexpert Visits Longwood Campus 

Sports Editor 

Now I know you are think- 
ing, "the sports editor is doing an 
article on sex?" 

Well, there are other areas 
of which I am well versed and I 
have come to find that sex is defi- 
nitely not one of them. 

I learned this disconcerting 
fact after attending the "Sex 
Rules" presentation. 

Maria Falzone, who has 
appeared on such televi- 
sion stations as HBO and 
NBC, provided the audi- 
ence with a night of com- 
edy as well as talking to 
students about the impor- 
tance of safe sex and also 
the importance of partners 
communicating with one 
another about sex. 

Falzone started the 
night off by sharing some 
stories of her sexual life. 
She explained that 
the first time she had sex 
she was 22 years old, and even 
then she wasn't ready. 

She just did what her part- 
ner did. She said when he 
"ahhed," she "ohhed," all but fak- 
ing her way through the entire ex- 

She went on to share with 
the audience that she had con- 
tracted the sexually transmitted 
disease herpes from a friend 
of hers. 

But she explained 
that this was a blessing be- 
cause now she was able to 
go out to colleges just like 
Longwood and talk to stu- 
dents about the importance 
of safe sex and communi- 

Maria's "sexual re- 
warding" presentation had 
some very important rules 
and points to it 

One of her rules is to 
know yourself. She went on 
to explain that you have to 
know what you want, and 
what you want to do. 

How is your partner 
going to know what you 
want if you don't even 

So, according to her, the 
best way to get to know yourself 
is to masturbate. 

Sttft chaml technktues that 
seemed rather odd to me but 1 
guess it works. 

She uiged me to start using 
condoms when masturbating. 
She also pointed out that women 
should get comfortable with their 

vulvas and vaginas. 

She shared with the group 
how she had a party of women 
come over. 

She pulled her rnirror out of 
her bathroom and laid it on the 
floor and they all proceeded to 
look at "themselves" in the mir- 
ror. This was amusing to say the 

The fact that men have 
names for their genitalia was a 
topic as well. 

She said that men have a 
closer relationship with theirs 
than women do because men 
name theirs, while women don't. 

"You don't see any woman 
saying Sally has a nose bleed," 
she exclaimed, bringing the 
crowd to a roaring laughter. 

Also, she said never to use 
alcohol or drugs, especially be- 

fore having sex. 

Drugs and alcohol make a 
person do stupid things. Also, 
most of us would like to remem- 
ber what we were doing. 

Also she pointed out the 
fact that drinking influences die 
nervous system, dulling our 
senses in the process. 

This is definitely not a good 
thing for men. Dulling the senses 

would cause certain things to 
shrink at the wrong time! 

Another rule is to always 
use a condom. She went on the 
share men's excuses for not using 
them. "The condom is too small" 
doesnt work any more guys. 

She proved this by fitting 
an actual condom of some unsus- 
pecting poor gentleman's head! 

It actually was rather hi- 
larious. There really is no excuse 
not to wear a condom. No matter 
what, guys should al- 
ways, or if not then a 
female condom 
should be used as 
well. Maria showed 
the audience bow to 
use that as well. 

Maria stressed 
that communication 
is key to a good sex 
life. If you can't com- 
municate with your 
partner about it then 
how to you expect to 
please him or her or 
vice versa. 

She had a volunteer come 
up on stage and show how hard it 
was for him to do what she 
wanted him to do without actu- 
ally telling him. 

She wanted him to get 

down and simulate swimming the 

breaststroke, and although he 

came close, he wasn't actually 

able to do it the right way. 

And you know, when it 
comes to sex, it has to be done 
right or it won't be that good. 
She stressed that we 
have to talk to one another and 
share with each other what we 
like and what we don't like. 

If you aren't ready then 
tell your partner and if they 
truly care about you then he 
or she win understand. 

The main thing, though, 
is to communicate. Don't be 
afraid to talk about sex with 
your partner. It will definitely 
make your experience worth- 
while and memorable. 

Maria Falzone defi- 
nitely lived up to her come- 
dic billing, but her message 
was a very serious one. 
While she made me laugh 
so hard my sides were splitting 
and at times my face was red with 
embarrassment I also came away 
from this exnoriMir* with a rnnv 


understanding of sex. 

Umes almost brought me to tears. 
She was entertaining and infor- 
mational at the same time. 




Design the 2001 OozebaU T-Shirt 

It's Oozeball time Longwood- are you ready to get 
down and DIRTY?!?! First, we need a T-Shirt! 

What YOU get oat of it: 

1) Free T-Shirt if your design is chosen 

2) Your Oozeball team plays for Free 

3) That proud feeling you will get when hundreds 
of Longwood students are wearing YOUR 

Rules and Regulations (There's just oneh 

1) Keep it clean. In a manner of speaking, 
Oozeball is the messiest activity at Spring 
Weekend, but please keep your entry on the 
decent side. 

Etow/Wlrere to Enter; 

Return all entries to LOREN HATCHER, LWC 
BOX 890 by March 8 th . Pick up entry forms at 
your Residence Hall's Front Desk. 

Oozeball . . . it's coming!! 

Good Luck from the Longwood Ambassadors 

Ct> Review: The Dave Matthews Band's Everyday 


. Tuesday's big new CD re- 
lease, the Dave Matthews Band's 
Everyday, is nearly a bust. 

With the word "bust/ 1 am 
being generous. The musical his- 
tory of the Dave Matthews Band 
is like a diamond. Remember Two 
Things is the lustrous find of a 
diamond in die rough. 

The musk on that album is 
damn near magical. Both Under 
the Table and Dreaming and 
Crash are that polished stone that 

any woman would be proud to 
wear on ber finger. 

Before These Crowded 
Streets represents, for me, a de- 
parture. There are a lot of good 
moments, but overall there are 
fewer stand-outs. 

Everyday, in relation to die 
diamond motif, is a cubic zirco- 
nium. Sure is look? *«**, bo! you fe 
don't brag to your friends. Now 
on my fourth listen — I'm trying 
hard folks — this album isn't that 
good, point blank. 

The album begins with me 
radio single "I Did It" You've 

heard it by now and have your 
own opinion. I don't really like 
the feel of that song. 

The second track, "When 
the World Ends" has that 
Crowded Streets feel, laid back. 
Not too bad. 

'The Space Between" is in- 
teresting. It features some nice 
Ir*vhnan1 nart ai ran t ed bv Glen 

Track four, "The Dreams of 
Our Fathers*' has some really fast 
words and sounds like something 
I've heard before. It has a rushed 

"So Right" has a coo! elec- 
tric guitar and baritone sax intro. 
It has that "don't waste the day 
theme" that Iktvc does so well. 
This song features some really 
nice sax on it I think Dave is hav- 
ing a harder time hitting those 
high notes. 

Both "If I had it All" and 
"What You Are" are songs that 
should have been cut They aren't 
mat catchy and do little for the 
album. Can you say Filler! 

The next track, "Angel," is 
the highlight of the album-— ev- 
ery album (even this one) has one. 

Every DMB album has that sexy 
song on it and "Angel" is that 
song. This song is musically un- 
ad venturous, but touching. I like 
the more electric feel on this song 
and the album as a whole. It is dif- 
ferent and as a person I'm resis- 
tant to change. 

"Fool to Think" has a rep- 
etitious, almost circular feel, like 
a cat chasing its tail, 

Musically, "Sleep to Dream 
Her" is interesting. It doesn't re- 
ally do it for me, but man I love 

See DAVE p. 14 


Men's Basketball Enters CVAC 

Tournament On a High Note 

Sports Editor 

Longwood went 5-2 over 
the past two weeks to finish the 
regular season with an overall 
record of 19 - 7 and 15 - 7 in the 
CVAC - good enough for a 2nd 
place tie with Pfeiffer in the con- 

The 19 wins for die Lanc- 
ers is a + 1 5 game turnaround from 
last season in which the team fin- 
ished with just 4 wins. 

LC finished the season in 
fine fashion, winning 8 of their 
final 1 1 games and 3 straight to 
end the season on a good note. 

The Lancers have earned an 
opportunity to host its first ever 
CVAC tournament quarterfinal 

As the number 3 seed, they 
will host number 6 seed Mount 
Olive this week. Results from this 
game will be posted in next 
week's edition of The Rotunda. 

If Longwood is able to 
win, they will move on to play 
either number 2 seed Pfeiffer or 
number 7 seed Barton. 

The Lancers began last 
week with a tough loss to visiting 
Belmont Abbey. 

Belmont Abbey's Byron 
Johnson was able to score on an 
offensive putback with 6 seconds 
to go to give the visitors the win. 

Longwood blew a ten- 
point halftime lead. Leading 36 - 
26 at the half, the Lancers were 

outscored 15 -5 to open the sec- 
ond half, allowing Belmont Ab- 
bey to tie die game at 41. 

The Crusaders were actu- 
ally able to pull ahead by 10 at 
61- 51, but led 
by junior !q 
guard Hunter 
Hoggatt, the | 
Lancers were 
able to rally to 
tie the contest 
at 73 before 
losing the 
game 77- 73. 

LC was 
led by 

Hoggatt, who 
finished with 
a game high 
26 points, in- 
cluding a 
Lancer Hall 

Jason Pryor contributed 19 
points in the game and Colin 
Ducharme recorded another 
double -double with 14 points and 
10 rebounds to go with 3 blocks. 

At Queens, the Lancers 
trailed just 42 - 40 at the half, but 
weren't able to hit their shots in 
the second half, only making 3 1 % 
of their shots and eventually los- 
ing 85 - 74. 

The Royals used a 17 - 2 
run to push their lead to 71 - 52 
with just 6:58 to go which turned 
out to be too much for the Lanc- 

ers to overcome. 

Longwood was led by 
Ducharme, who finished with 18 
points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 
blocks, and 2 steals. In addition, 

Photo by Anthony Colucci 

Pryor scored 15 points. 

Junior point guard Marques 
Cunningham added 1 4 points and 
S assists while senior Isaac Lartey 
contributed 8 points off the bench, 
including 2 threes. 

After the Queens game, in- 
formation was released that 
Hunter Hoggatt had left the team. 
It has been revealed that it was in 
the best interest for both the team 
and Hoggatt that he leave. 

At home against Coker, the 
Lancers blew the visiting Cobras 
out by 45 points. 

Leading 39 - 13 at halftime, 
the Lancers won by die final score 
of 78 - 33. Playing in their first 
game without the sharp-shooting 
efforts of Hoggatt, the Lancers 
were still 
able to play 
one of the 
better games 
of the sea- 

The 33 
points al- 
lowed by the 
Lancer de- 
fense were 
the second 
lowest in the 
team's 25 
year history. 
"It was 
an important 
home win for 
us in the con- 
coach Mike Leeder. "Our defen- 
sive effort was great - we got a 
total team effort out of everyone 
for 40 minutes." 

Senior center Colin 
Ducharme led the way for the 
Lancers with 23 points, 22 re- 
bounds, 7 assists, and 2 blocks. 

Jason Pryor finished with 
11 points to lead a very balanced 
offensive attack. Also contribut- 
ing to the effort were Jay Louden, 
who finished with 10 points; 
Marques Cunningham and Chris 
Isaacs both ended up with 9 

points, and senior B.J. Buford 
contributed with 8 points. 

Junior Jason Pryor scored 
a Lancer Hall record and career 
high41 points to lead LC to a hard 
fought 86-82 win against Barton 
at home last week. 

Pryor's scoring effort was 
the 2nd highest in team history 
and in the process he broke his 
own Lancer Hall record for scor- 
ing, which he presently held with 
38 points earlier this season. 

"It was just a dominant of- 
fensive effort by Jason," com- 
mented coach Leeder. "He scored 
shooting the three, driving to the 
basket, and getting to the foul 

Trailing 38 - 36 at halftime, 
LC used a 22 - 10 run to pull 
ahead of Barton 58 - 48 with 8 
and a half minutes to go in the 
contest. LC was able to hold off 
Barton with almost flawless free 
throw shooting by Pryor and B.J. 

To go along with Pryor's 
effort, Colin Ducharme contrib- 
uted 17 points, 12 rebounds, 4 
blocks, and 2 assists before foul- 
ing out of the game. 

Longwood out-rebounded 
Barton 62 -37 with Zech Boyd 
leading the way for the Lancers 
with 12 rebounds. Chris Isaacs 
also added 7 boards to go along 
with 7 points. Seniors B J. Buford 
and Isaac Lartey were both able 

See MEN'S p. 15 

Wrestling Tunes Up For Championships 

Sports Information 

Longwood went 2-0 
against region-rivals Anderson 
(SC) and Shippensburg (PA) Feb- 
ruary 18 in collegiate wrestling. 

In a tune-up for last 
weekend's East Regional Cham- 
pionships, hosted by Longwood, 
the Lancers beat Anderson 33-11. 
and Shippensburg 23-17. 

Sophomore Ben 

Summerlin/Brookville HS (174) 
won the most points for Long- 
wood in his two matches, winning 
by technical fall 20-4 against 
Anderson, and by pin in :55 sec- 

onds against Shippensburg. 

Senior Randell Sell/Will 
iainByrd HS (125) was 
one of four Longwood 
wrestlers to pick up two 
victories on the day, also 
earning a pin against AC. 

Junior Jeff Kepler/ 
Stonewall Jackson HS 
was 2-0 with a major de- 
cision at 141, while class- 
mate Darryi Graham/ 
Gloucester HS was also 2- 
with a major decision at 

Sophomore Craig 
Spruill/Lee-Davis HS 
(165), and freshman John 

Dennis/Mount Vernon HS (184) 
each went 1-1 with a pin. 

Senior Aaron Bradley /Lee- 
Davis HS was 1-1 with a major 
decision at 149, and 
freshman Damien 
Coy/Manchester HS 
also picked up a win, 
going 1-1 at 197. 

Junior Larry 
HS (133), and sopho- 
more heavyweight 
*>wii ovrc-ciicj/ wm- 
iam Byrd HS were 
each 0-2. 

leads the team in 
wins with a 28-4 
record at 174. Brad- 

ley is 24-2 at 149 and 50-5 in his 
two-year career at LC. 

Graham follows with a 1 8- 
3 record at 157 and Kepler is 16- 
10. At 165, Spruill has a record 
of 15-14. 

The Lancers are ted in pins 
by Summerlin with 15 on the 
year, and Bradley with eight. 
Sweeney is third on the team with 

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in major decisions with six, and 
in technical falls with five. Coy, 
Kepler, and Graham are 
second in major decisions with 
four on die year. 


Baseball Breaks Even 

Sports Information 

Longwood swept a double- 
header from visiting East 
Stroudsburg (PA) February 18 at 
Lancer Stadium, winning the first 
game 6-2 and taking the second 
game 12-5. 

LC lost a doubleheader at 
CVAC opponent Limestone (SC) 

start, scattering six hits with 10 
strikeouts and just one earned run 

In the nightcap, LC rallied 
from a 3-0 deficit in the 1st in- 
ning with nine runs in the 4th in- 
ning en route to the come-from- 
behind win. The Lancers got 
home runs from Pfitzner (2-4, 2 

through six innings before the 
hosts rallied with two runs in the 
7th inning to force two extra in- 
nings — getting the winning run 
in the 9th. 

The Lancers got a solo 
home run from freshman Lou 
Shackelford/Denbigh HS (1-3, 
RBI). Costa was also 1-3 for LC, 
while senior Derrick Ellison/ 

RBI) and Knicely (2-3, 3 RBI). 

Also collecting two hits for Loudoun County HS (2-1) took 

though on February 24, dropping Longwood were freshman Lou the pitching loss in relief, allow- 

the first game 6-3 and the second Shackelford/Denbigh HS (2-4, ing three hits and two unearned 

RBI) and sophomore Orlando runs over the final 2.0 innings. 
James/Lec-Davis HS (2-4). Through six games, Long- 
Others adding run produc- wood is being led offensively by 
tion were junior captain Adrian sophomore LaRon Wilson/Lee- 
Watkins/Gar-Field HS (1-3, 2 Davis HS with a .429 batting av- 

game 3-2. 

The third game of the mree- 
game CVAC series in South Caro- 
lina was rained out with no make- 
up date scheduled. 

The Lancers dropped to 4- RBI), freshman Brian Medley/ 
2 overall, 0-2 in the CVAC, and Halifax County HS (1-4, 2 RBI), 
will play again this weekend, Costa (1-2, 1 RBI), and 
March 3-4, hosting CVAC foe Trumbower, (0-1, 1 RBI). 
Barton (NC) — a 12 p.m. double- Senior Derrick Ellison/ 

header Saturday followed by a 1 Loudoun County HS (2-0) earned 
p.m. single game Sunday at the pitching win, scattering four 
Lancer Stadium. hits with five strikeouts and four 

Against ESU in the opener, earned runs over the first 5.1 in- 

LC was led by sophomore cap- 
tain Jeremy Knicely/Spotswood 
HS who was 2-2 with two RBI, 


At Limestone in the opener, 
LC witnessed a two-out, two- 

including run-scoring double in strike, game-winning three-run 

the 1st inning. 

The Lancers also got run 
production from seniors Ryan 
Costa/Buffalo Gap HS (1-3, 1 
RBI), captain Travis Pfitzner/Gar- 
Field HS (1-2, 1 RBI), and Dave 

home run in the bottom of the 9th 
inning by the Saints. 

The Lancers were led by 
senior Ryan Costa/Buffalo Gap 
HS who finished 1-4 with two 

erage and three doubles. 

Wilson is followed by 
classmate Jeremy Knicely/ 
Spotswood HS (.375, 1 HR, 6 
RBI), Costa (.353, 1 HR, 6 RBI), 
Shackelford (.300, 2 HR, 6 RBI), 
and Pfitzner (.261 , 3 HR, 8 RBI). 

On the mound, sophomore 
Jason Hunsecker/York HS is 1-0 
with a perfect 0.00 ERA through 
10.0 innings with eight strikeouts. 

Hunsecker is followed by 
Chinn (1-1, 2.70 ERA, 16.2 in- 
nings, 15 strikeouts), and Ellison 
(2-1, 3.09 ERA, 11.2 innings, 13 

The Lancers are hitting 
.303 as a team with nine home 
runs and 45 RBI, while the pitch- 

aumg to s^enW'Rnyne 
2, and Ken n - 
before bounc. 
last game over Landc 

Against Shaw, LC was, 
by the bats of sophomore Angie 
Burnette/Durham (NC), along 
with freshmen Leigh Manning/ 
Chesapeake and Amy Zachary/ 

Burneue was the run pro- 
ducer, going 3-4 with two runs 
and two RBI. Manning was 2-3 
with one run and one RBI, and 
Zachary finished 1-1 with two 
runs and two walks. 

Sophomore Jennifer Potts/ 
Purcellvifle scattered three hits on 
her way to her fifth win of the 

Against Lenoir-Rhyne, LC 
got its first homefun of the sea- 
son off the bat of sophomore 

RBI, and freshman Brian Medley/ 

Trumbower/Cave Spring HS (1- Halifax County HS who was 1-4 ing staff has a combined ERA of 

3, 1 RBI), along with freshman with a 7th-inning solo home run. 2.51 through 43.0 innings with 42 

Freshman Robbie Chinn/ 
Midlothian HS (1-1) took the 
pitching loss by going the 8.2 in- 
nings, allowing 11 hits and five 
earned runs. 

Taylor Dixon/Robinson Second- 
ary HS (1-3, 1 RBI). 

Freshman Robbie Chinn/ 
Midlothian HS (1-0) earned the 
pitching win with a complete- 
game effort in his first college 


Following the weekend 
CVAC series with Barton, Long- 
wood will travel to Newport 
News to play a single game at 


again pju 
with her i 

ding at 6-2. 

Through eight 

I three 

Longwood is led offensively by 
sophomore Andi Papadopoulos/ 
Hopewell with a .375 hatting av- 
erage. Potts follows her with an 
average of .348 and also has a 
.400 on-base average. Potts also 
leads the team in assists with 19 
on the season. 

Ray leads the team with 
four RBI, mainly on the strength 
of two doubles and one homer, 
which are tied for &e team lead- 
Potts has started all eight 
games for LC and lus pitched 46 
innings with 21 strikeouts and 
a»tt>y Ray/Chesterfield. Ray five complete games. 
wait 1-3 wim me solo blast. Longwood will next trawl 

Senior Jody Case/Enderby, to CVAC rival Belmont A 
Canada went 2-3 with a single, a (NC) on March I for a d 
double, and one RBI. In the sec- header at 2 p.m. before has 
ond game, versus nationally- Virginia Stats for another 
ranked Kennesaw, LC attempted Ma«A3at2p,nt.atLancerFieW. 
to make a comeback butcould not The Lancers will then play 

erase the deficit, coming up one two against Mary Washington 
run short. March 4 sjMonacan High School 

Junior Jodi Wolff- in Richmond 

In the nightcap, LC led 2-0 Christopher Newport on March 7. 

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Ducharme Receives Invitation To The PIT 

Sports Information 

Longwood College men's 
basketball standout Colin 
Duchanne/Richmond has re- 
ceived an invitation to participate 
in the 49th Portsmouth Invita- 
tional Tournament from the PIT 
Executive Committee. 

The tournament, featuring 
64 college seniors from across the 
nation, will take place April 4-7 
in Portsmouth. 

Ducharme is the only 
NCAA Division U player invited 
to this premier event, and one of 
only two non-Division I players 

"I am very happy mat Colin 
has been abte to accomplish an 
individual goal that he had estab- 

lished for himself this year," 
said second-year Longwood 
head coach Mike Leeder, "I 
think this is great news not 
only for Colin, but also for 
our men's basketball pro- 
gram and Longwood Col- 

Ducharme has posted 
a double-double average of 
19.2 points and 15.1 re- 
bounds (1st in Division II), 
adding 4.0 blocks (2nd in Di- 
vision II) and 3.2 assists 
white shooting 59% from the 
field and 71% from the free 
throw line. 

He has reached 
double-figure scoring in ev- 
ery game with 24 double- 
doubtes, while also posting 

Photo by Anthony Coiucci 

the only triple-double in 
school history for the 
men's program. 

Ducharme has 
season and career-highs 
of 30 points, 22 re- 
bounds (twice), 11 
blocks, 7 assists 
(twice), and 2 steals 
(three times). 

He has estab- 
lished new Longwood 
season-records for re- 
bounding, blocks, and 
free throws. 

Ducharme has 

\+A T mttwnH In * 19- 
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7 record mis year, a 15- 
game turnaround from 
a year ago (4-22), and 
into the CVAC Tourna- 

ment Quarterfinals. 

The #3 seed Lancers play 
host to #6 seed Mount Olive (NC) 
Wednesday, February 28, at 7:30 
p.m. in Lancer Hall. 

The conference tournament 
semifinals and championship will 
take place March 2-3 in Fort Mill, 
SC at the Charlotte Hornets Train- 
ing Center. 

Former Longwood All- 
American and current NBA 
player Jerome Kersey, who has 
played for such teams as the Port- 
land Trail blazers and die Milwau- 
kee Bucks , as well as winning an 
£JB A championship with the San 
Antonio Spurs two years ago, also 
played in the PIT (1984). 

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Summerlin, Bradley Earn Spots At 
Wrestling Nat'l Championships 

Men's Tennis Off 


Sports Information 

Longwood finished eighth 
among 11 teams in the NCAA 
Division II East Region Wrestling 
Championships February 23-24 
in Lancer Hall. 

The Lancers' 69 points left 
them just one point shy of a tie 
for seventh. 

Pittsburgh- Johnstown won 
the regional with a team score of 
140. LC also will send two wres- 
tlers to the National Champion- 
ships in Greeley, Colorado, hav- 
ing placed two competitors in the 
top-four of their weight class for 
the first time since 1995. 

Sophomore Ben 

Summeriin/Brookville HS fin- 
ished 2nd overall in the 174 
weight-class with a 2-1 record. 

Summerlin picked up a pin 
and a 3-2 decision before falling 
to number-one seed Mike 
Mitchell of American Interna- 
tional in the championship match. 

Senior Aaron Bradley/Lee- 
Davis HS placed third at 149, go- 
ing 3-1 with his only loss coming 
in overtime to the eventual cham- 
pion of the division. 

Bradley picked up a 9-2 

and 5-3 decision in the third-place 

At 125, senior Randell 
Sell/William Byrd HS came into 
the tournament unseeded, but fin- 
ished with a fifth-place showing, 
a 4-2 record, and a tech. fall vic- 
tory. Sell will be an alternate to 
the National Championships. 

"We've known since the 
start of the season that Aaron and 
Ben would have a good shot at 
going to the Nationals," said head 
coach Brent Newell. "They've 
both worked real hard all season 
and done well in our dual meets 
and tournaments, so I'm looking 
forward to them getting to go to 
Colorado and having a legitimate 
shot at being All-Americans. 
Randell 's effort was a pleasant 
surprise and reflects upon how 
hard he has worked this year." 

Longwood also had solid 
performances in other weight 
groups. Junior Jeff Kepler/Stone- 
wall Jackson HS finished in sixth 
at 141 with a 3-3 record and a 
major decision, and classmate 
Darryl Graham/Gloucester HS 
also finished sixth with a 1-3 
record and a tech. fall. 

Sophomore Craig Spruill/ 
Lee-Davis HS was 1-2, and class- 

HS was 2-2 with a pin. 

Junior Larry Haynes/ 
Hopewell HS (133), and fresh- 
men John Dennis/Mount Vernon 
HS (184), and Damien Coy/ 
Manchester HS ( 1 97) all finished 
0-2 at the regional. 

Through the regular season, 
Summerlin leads the team in wins 
with a 30-5 record at 174. 

Bradley is 27-3 at 149 and 
53-6 in his two-year career at LC. 

Graham finished with a 19- 
6 record at 157 and Kepler was 
19-13. At 165, Spruill was 16-16. 

The Lancers are led in pins 
by Summerlin with 16 on the 
year, and Bradley with eight. 
Sweeney finished the season with 

Bradley also leads the team 
in major decisions with seven, 
and in technical falls with five. 
Kepler was second in major de- 
cisions with five on the year. 

Summerlin and Bradley 
will now compete in the National 
Championships at the University 
of Northern Colorado, March 9- 

Sixteen wrestlers from each 
weight division make the trip to 
Colorado with the top-eight fin- 
ishers in each class earning Ali- 

Sports Information 

decision, a 1 5- 1 major decision, mate Ben Sweeney/William Byrd America status. 

Pryor Earns LC Player of 
The Week Honors 

Sports Information 

Longwood College men's 
basketball standout Jason Pryor/ 
Hampton-Fort Walton Beach 
(FL) High School has been se- 
lected as the Longwood/ 
Domino's 'Player of the Week' for 
the period of February 14-20. 

The weekly Lancer honor- 
ees are chosen by die College's 
spots information office. 

Pryor, a 6-2 junior guard, 
led Longwood to a pair of CVAC 
wins during the past week with 
averages of 22.3 points and 4.0 
rebounds per game as the Lanc- 
ers defeated Barton (NC) (86-82) 
and Coker (SC) (78-33) at home. 

Pryor scored a Lancer Hall- 
record and career-high 41 points 
against Barton. 

He finished the game 1 7- 1 9 
at the free throw line, along with 
10-23 from the field with four 


Pryor surpassed his own 
Lancer Hall-record of 38 points 
scored earlier this season against 
Mount Olive (NC) November 30, 

and also grabbed seven rebounds 
as LC avenged an earlier loss to 
the Bulldogs. 

Pryor also tied the school- 
record for single-game free 
throws made and attempted, both 
marks also new Lancer Hall- 

His 41 points are the 2nd- 
best single-game total all-time in 

this the 25th-year of men's bas- 
ketball at the College. 

"It was just a dominant of- 
fensive effort by Jason," said 2nd- 
year head coach Mike Leeder. 
"He scored shooting the three, 
driving to the basket, and getting 
to the foul line." 

Pryor currently averages 
23.3 points, 7th nationally in Di- 
vision II, adding 4.7 rebounds 
along with a team- best 54 three- 

He is shooting 48% from 
the field, including 43% from 
three-point territory (54-125), 
and 84% at the free tfffow line. 

Longwood is currently 1 8- 
7 overall, and 14-7 in the CVAC 
for a second-place tie within the 

Jason is the son of Robert 
Jr. and Jean Pryor of Hampton and 
is a Sociology Major at Long- 
wood. He was the 1997 Florida 
"Mr. Basketball." 

HS (#5). Earning a pair of 

doubles* wins were senior Igor 

— Bilalagic/Albert Einstein (Ger- 

Longwood dropped a pair many) HS and sophomore Paul 

of matches on the road February Petersen/BIacksburg HS at #3. 
23-24, falling at Queens (NC) 5- Through five matches, 

4 and at Belmont Abbey (NC) 7- Ujazovic leads the Lancers with 

2, respectively. his singles record of 4-1, while 

The Lancers dropped to 1- sophomore Matt Graham/Great 

4 overall, 0-4 in the CVAC, and Bridge HS (3-4) and Petersen (3- 

will play again March 1, hosting 5) follow with three wins each, 
nearby rival Hampden-Sydney at Following the Sydney 

3:30 p.m. on the Lancer Tennis match, Longwood will play at 

Courts NCAA Division I Liberty Univer- 

In North Carolina, LC got sity on March 3 before hosting 

two singles' wins from junior non-conference opponent Vir- 

Mirza Iljazovic/Prince George ginia State on March 6. 

DAVE cont'd p. 11 

that sax ...saxy! "Mother 
Father" features the guitar legend 
Carlos Santana and Karl Perrazo 
on percussion. This song has a 
latin feel. For DMB this is fresh 
and it sets itself apart from the 
other soaps on f|e album. 

I like ins one. Musically it 
portrays the image that the wads 
are trying to convey. The disc 
closer, "Everyday," begins with a 
gospel-esque singer (Vusi 
Mahlasela). This song is playful 
in rhythm and is a high closer. 

Overall, the album has rela- 

tively short sohgi I loved DMB 
for some of their intense jams, 

These songs feature few, 
standout rnoments. The album has 
thai big predoet&n sound, which 
I think is representative of the 
band having gone from Tuesday 
night at Tfltx to five night seH out 
stands at Giant's stadium. 

Unfortunately, The Dave 
Matthews Band has gone from 
jaw-dropping, ear catching music 
tor background bar music. 

In defense of fceb*ftd— I'll 
give you this— the album does 
gtow on you, but give me Remcm 
btr Two Things any day. 

Women's Tennis Takes 
Pair Over Weekend 

Sports Information 

Longwood took a pair of 
matches on the road February 23- 
24, defeating Queens 
(NC) 6-3 and 
Belmont Abbey 
(NC) 7-2, respec- 

The Lancers 
improved to 4-0 
overall, 4-0 in the 

In Norm Caro- 
lina, LC got two 
singles' wins each 

«gaiu»i ilic Rujrsals 

and Crusaders from senior Tricia 
Ramsey/Halifax County HS (#4), 
junior Laura Veazey/Prince 
George HS (#5), and freshman 
Danielle Hess/Bel Air (MD) HS 


Earning a pair of doubles' 
wins were Ramsey and freshman 
Loren Roberton/Robinson Sec- 
ondary HS at #3. 

Through four matches, 
Ramsey and 
Hess each lead 
the team with 
singles records 
of 8-2, while 
Veazey is 6-2, 
Robertson and 
junior Michelle 
Williams Tober/ 
HS are each 6-3, 
and senior 
Whitney 31i«w/ 
Prince George HS is 5-4. 

Longwood will host non- 
conference opponent Virginia 
State on March 6. 





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Lancer Women Up Winning Streak To 12 In a Row 

Sports Information 

Longwood defeated third- 
place Belmont Abbey last Mon- 
day, first-place Queens (NC) 68- 
55 last Thursday, and Coker (SC) 
77-40 Saturday in women's col- 
legiate basketball. 

Longwood then completed 
its regular season this week with 
an exclamation point by defeat- 
ing Barton (NC) 78-64 February 
20, and Anderson (SC) 85-57 
February 24. Longwood has won 
12-straight games, going 11-0 in 
the second half of the CVAC 
schedule. With the completion of 
the regular-season, Longwood 
now turns its focus to post-sea- 
son play. 

A basket in the lane by 
freshman Toni Matkovich/Wheel- 
ing Park (WV) HS with :08 sec- 
onds remaining in regulation tied 
the score at 85-85. Belmont 
Abbey's Nikki Herron missed a 
game-winning shot at the buzzer 
and the two teams remained dead- 
locked after two periods. 

In overtime, Longwood 
outscored the Abbey 21-10, with 
much of the damage being done 
at the foul line, where LC shot 12- 
14 in the extra frame. 

Sophomore Angel Johnson/ 
Albemarle HS led four Lancer 
players in double-digit scoring 
with 28 points, six assists, and 
four steals. 

Freshman Ebony Smith/ 

Fluvanna County HS scored a 
career-high 27 points to go with 
five rebounds before fouling out 
with 53 seconds remaining in 

Freshman Kanee' Booth/ 
Woodbridge HS had 19 points and 
a career-high 18 boards, includ- 
ing 12 in the first half. Booth had 
Longwood's first nine rebounds 
of the game. Matkovich played 30 
minutes in her second game back 
from injury, recording 15 points, 
three rebounds and two assists. 

At Queens, the Lancers 
held the lead for the majority of 
the contest in Charlotte, NC. 

Longwood was able to keep 
the Royals behind for much of the 
night with a combination of good 
defense and foul shooting. 

The Lancers shot 84 per- 
cent from the stripe, making three 
more free-throws than the Roy- 
als attempted. LC also held 
Queens to only 3 1 percent shoot- 
ing in the game. 

Johnson led Longwood of- 
fensively with 19 points, five re- 
bounds, and seven assists. Booth 
recorded her third-consecutive 
double-double with 18 points and 
12 rebounds. 

Smith continued her strong 
play of late with 1 1 points and 
eight rebounds in the game. 

Against the Cobras, Long- 
wood dominated play, holding 
Coker to only 12 field goals in the 
game. LC won the battle of the 
boards by 18 and made 12 steals 

in the contest while keeping 
Coker under 22 percent shooting. 
The Cobras were a miserable 0- 
16 from behind the arc. 

Matkovich continued her 
comeback from injury with 17 
points and a career-high 11 
boards, recording her first colle- 
giate double-double. 

Johnson finished with 15 
points, and four assists, while 
Booth poured in 12 points to go 
with nine rebounds. 

Against Barton, LC cel- 
ebrated Senior Night by avenging 
a previous loss to the Bulldogs, 
who were the last team to beat the 
Lancers. Longwood was in con- 
trol of the game from the start, 
pouncing on Barton with a 13-2 
run from the tip-off. The Lancers 
stretched the lead to 39-23 at the 
half and as much as 22 in the sec- 
ond period before pulling the 
starters late in the game. 

In her final regular-season 
home game, senior Demietre 
Price/William Campbell HS fin- 
ished with four points, five re- 
bounds and two steals for LC. 

Freshman Kanee' Booth/ 
Woodbridge HS led Longwood 
with 19 points and seven re- 
bounds on 8- 1 1 shooting. Sopho- 
more Angel Johnson/Albemarle 
HS finished with 14 points, five 
rebounds and four assists, while 
freshman Toni Matkovkto/Whecl- 
ing Park (WV) HS recorded 10 
points, six rebounds and three 

At Anderson, the Lancers 
rushed to a 50-26 lead at halftime 
behind 54% shooting from the 
floor, and was able to maintain the 
lead on the strength of its inside 
game, which outrebounded 
Anderson 50-33. 

LC also went to the line 12 
times in the first half, converting 
on nine attempts. 

Longwood got a big game 
from sophomore Ha Richardson/ 
Centennial (MD) HS, who was 5- 
8 from the floor and 10-12 from 
the li ne to score 20 points in only 
20 minutes. 

Booth picked up her 10th 
double-double of the season with 
16 points and 10 rebounds, and 
also had two blocks. 

Johnson finished with 15 
points and four rebounds. Fresh- 
man Erica Marcum/George 
Washington (WV) HS recorded 
10 points and four assists while 
Matkovich finished with 10 
points and five boards in the 

"It will be a little weird to 
turn around and face Anderson 
back-to-back," said head coach 
Shirley Duncan. "The toughest 
part for me as a coach will be get- 
ting the team mentally prepared 
for tournament play. Physically, 
we'll be fine but you have to have 
the right attitude mentally be 
cause it's a survive and advance 
situation. Everybody is back to 0- 
and has a fresh start now." 

Through the 26-game regu- 

lar season, Johnson led Long- 
wood in scoring with an 18.0 av- 
erage. Booth continues to be a 
force inside, scoring 15.2 ppg. and 
a -team leading 8.7 rebounds a 

Matkovich is the team's 
third-leading scorer at 1 3.3 points 
a game. Price is second on the 
team in rebounds with 6.6 a game 

Marcum remains the team- 
leader in assists, averaging 3.9 
assists a game, with Johnson fol- 
lowing her at 2.9 per game. 

Longwood was scheduled 
to play its last home game of the 
year Tuesday, February 20, 
against Barton (NC) at 5:30 p.m. 

Before the contest, LC was 
to celebrate 'Senior Night' with a 
ceremony to honor Price in her 
last regular-season home 

A win in Wednesday's 
quarterfinal would advance Long- 
wood into a CVAC Tournament 
Semifinal on Friday, March 2, at 
4:30 p.m. against either #3 seed 
Belmont Abbey or #6 seed Barton 

The tournament's semifi- 
nals and championship (Saturday, 
March 3, 6 p.m.) will be played 
at the Charlotte Hornets Training 
Center in Fort Mill, SC. 

If advancing, the Lancer 
appearances in the semifinal and 
conference championship games 
will be broadcast on WLCX, 91 .3 
FM and WPAK, 1490 AM. 

MEN'S cont'd p. 12 

to contribute 6 points each 
on Senior Night. 

At Anderson, Pryor once 
again led the team to victory, scor- 
ing 25 second half points en route 
to an 86 - 83 win on the road LC 
led 39 - 26 at halftime, despite 
early foul troubles of Pryor and 
Colin Ducharme. 

The Lancers would extend 
their lead to 52 - 35 before the 
Trojans rallied to make the score 
61 - 57. But Pryor scored 10 
straight to all but end the game. 

LC was able to put the 
game away with free throw shoot- 
ing from Pryor and Marques 

In addition to Pryor's 
game-high 27 points in just 23 
minutes, CuasisghMn finished 
with 13 points and six assists. 
Ducharme added his 24th double 
double with 12 points and 11 re- 
bounds, while sophomore Zech 
Boyd had 12 points and six re- 


The Lancers shot 58% (34- 
59) from the field for the game, 
including 63% (17-27) in the 
second half, and 75% (15-20) at 
the free throw line. 

LC limited Anderson to 
41% (31-76) shooting for the 

"It was another great team 
effort for us, and a tough road 
win against a very good Ander- 
son team," said 2nd-year head 
coach Mike Leeder. "We're ex- 
cited about hosting our first 
quarterfinal game Wednesday 
night, and hope for a great crowd 
to come out and give us an ad- 
vantage in Lancer Hall." 

Through the 26 regular 
season games, Longwood has 
been led in scoring by Pryor 
with his 23.4 ppg., shooting 49% 
from the field and 84% at the 
free throw line. He also adds 4.6 
rpg. and a team-best 45 steals 


Ducharme follows with a 

double-double average of 19.2 
ppg. and team-best 15.1 rpg., 
shooting 59% from the field and 
77% at the line. 

Photo by Anthony CoUtccx 

He adds a new school- 
record for season blocks with 103 
(4.0) and also has 82 assists (3.2). 

Ducharme's 393 rebounds are a 

new season school-record as well. 

Cunningham is adding 1 1 . 1 

ppg., with a team-best 4.2 

assists per game. 

The Lancers are aver- 
aging 88.0 ppg., shooting 
49% from the field as a 
team, and 74% at the line. 
LC is limiting opponents to 
40% shooting from the field, 
including just 31 % on treys. 
£j Ducharme remains 

the Division II national 
leader in rebounding, also 
ranking 2nd nationally in 
blocks, 25th in field goal 
percentage, and 46th in scor- 

Pryor is ranked 7 th in 
Division II scoring. 

Longwood ranks 1 1th 
.nationally in rebounding 
'msfgin (+8.5). 12th in scor- 
ing (88.0), 16th in both de- 
fensive field goal and three-point 
field goal percentage, 18th in 
scoring margin (+12 4), and 19th 

in field goal percentage. 

Longwood and Mount Ol- 
ive split their two conference 
regular season games; the Lanc- 
ers winning in Farmville 87-81 
November 30 (Pryor with 38 
points, Ducharme with 14 re- 
bounds) and the Trojans winning 
72-71 in North Carolina, January 
25 (Pryor with 30 points, 
Ducharme with 16 rebounds). 

A win in Wednesday's 
quarterfinal would advance Long- 
wood into a CVAC Tournament 
Semifinal on Friday, March 2, at 
8:30 p.m. against either #2 seed 
Pfeiffer or #7 seed Barton (NC). 

The tournament's semifi- 
nals and championship (Saturday, 
March 3, 8 p.m.) will be played 
at the Charlotte Hornets Training 
Center in Fort Mill, SC. 

If advancing, the Lancer 
annearances in the semifinal and 

• « 

conference championship games 
will be broadcast on WFLO, 95.7 

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The Rotunda 

Volume 80, Number 14 

Ready for Spring Break Since 1920 

March 8, 2001 

Coach Hostetter Second In Command 

Staff Writer 

The score is tied and there 
is only a minute left to go on the 
clock. The opposing team throws 
on a press to try to get a turnover 
without going in to overtime, and 
to try to prevent Longwood from 
scoring a basket 

Longwood needs this win 
to secure their 2nd place finish in 
the conference and the 2nd seed 
in the tournament. Head Coach 
Mike Leeder calls a time out to 
regroup and call a play mat will 
ensure the team scores a basket 
putting LC ahead by two. 

On the sideline Assistant 
Coach Marc Hostetter is throw- 
ing out ideas to Coach Leeder for 
a quick play for the team to run 
to gain the two-point lead mat 
they rieed to win the contest. 

The two coaches quickly 
devise a strategy and send the 
team back out on the floor to get 
the job done. The buzzer sounds 
and the ball is in-bounded under 

LCs basket. 

The team quickly runs a 
flex offense that includes many 
back screens and a fast reversal 
of the ball to open up LCs center 

Colin Ducharme, a graduate stu- 
dent that previously attended the 
University of Virginia for his un- 
dergraduate degree. 

Junior Guard, Jason Pryor 
passes the ball to Ducharme un- 
derneath the basket, where Colin 
takes the ball up for a lay-up and 
a foul. 

The Chopped famify gathers to accept artifacts found in Curry attic 

that date back to early 1900s. Photo by: Km Urann 

Lost ramily Heirlooms 
Returned Wednesday 

Article p. 10 

LC is up two. Ducharme 
prepares to make the lead three at 
the free throw line, with 14 sec- 
onds left in regulation. 

Ducharme adds another 
basket while the rest of the team 
prepares to play some tough de- 
fense to secure their lead. The 
opposing team brings the ball up 
the court and attempts to run a 
motion offense; the clock is down 
to 9 seconds. 

From the bench, Coach 
Hostetter is on his feet yelling, 
"Hands up defense," and "Talk!" 
The clock slowly ticks and with 
3 seconds to go the opposing team 
finally manages to get a jump shot 
off. The basket is no good and LC 
is victorious! 

Another win under their 
belt and a job well done by Coach 
Leeder and Coach Hostetter. 

Assistant Coach Marc 
Hostetter has aided in turning 
LCs basketball program com- 
pletely around from last season. 

See COACH p.4 






ring Break ao 
everyone starts to 
vc; plans it is important 
i&e issue of driver fa- 

We hope that this will keep 
of its seriousness 
hazards. Please be 
ng Break, 

is "invisible" and 
le symptom of fa- 
tigue. .' 

* \Ve are not good judges of 
our own fatigue or of when we 

that suffers from 

be just as dangerous 


*\ in 3 drivers have felt 

» to falling asleep at the wheel 

the past yew and ffiS have 

X M* ▼ W JL JUL V 

ntuen asieep at teasx once. 

* About i/3 of drivers of 
cars in all fatigue crashes were 
under 25 years oki and 72% of all 
crashes involved male drivers. 

♦In the .Northwest, 48% of 
fatigue reiated crushes occurred 
On weekends, 54% occurred be- 
tween 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., 59% 
occurred within 2 hours of the trip 

"Rest Is the only true so- 

The driving pattern of indi- 
viduals suffering from driver fa- 
tigue becomes erratic and often 
the driver tries to slow down to 
pay better attention or speed up 
in hopes of arriving sooner. 

The reactions of the driver 
ate markedly slowed. The ability 
to properly observe possible dan 
gers is diminished. 

See DRIVER p. 10 

Dr. Millar is "Free at Last!" 

Other artifacts that wen found with the Chappell prayer book. 
Photo by; Kim Urann 

General/Ads Manager 

Dr. Jack Millar of the His- 
tory Department will be retiring 
at the end of the semester. 
"Killer" Millar, as he is known to 
some students, is looking forward 
to his retirement, maybe more so 
than most seniors who are look- 
ing forward to graduation in May. 

Having been teaching since 
1965, it's no wonder. He has been 
learning lessons, some good, 
some bad, all of his life. Millar 
was born and raised in Scotland, 
where he received his elementary 

In 1952, he and his family 
emmigrated to America, where 
they settled in New Orleans. He 
renounced his citizenship in 1 960 
and was the first in his family to 
undergo naturalization. 

He attended Kenner High 
School and later went on to re- 
ceive his undergraduate and 
graduate degrees from Southeast- 
ern Louisiana College. He earned 
his Ph. D. from Louisiana State 
University and completed addi- 

tional doctorate work at the Uni- 
versity of London. 

His first teaching postion 
was at Arkansas State College. 
During the two years he spent 

Photo courtesy of Kent Booty 

there, he considered himself 
"that" kind of professor. You 
know the una. i ne one mat hears 
out your answer to a question in 
class and then looks at you and 
says "No." Yes, Millar was that 

Some people might say that 

he still is. Millar is often described 
by many as "bitter" and hates stu- 
dents with a burning passion. 
After the grading of a freshman 
term paper, Millar was at odds 
with many of his colleagues in not 
only his department, but in ad- 
ministrative positions. 

He states "I have always 
been a rigorous grader. I have al- 
ways been a rigorous teacher." 
Apparently, he was considered to 
be too rigorous. Rather than be- 
ing allowed to sit down and dis- 
cuss the matter with all who were 
involved, Millar received a phone 
call from one party and a letter 
from another. This caused him to 
believe that he was "denied any 
sense of due process." At this 
point, Millar "lost respect for the 
institution, for its lack of stan- 
dards, administration and col- 
leagues included." 

However, Millar justifies 
himself m this matter by staling 
that the bulk of die students who 
come into the history program 
eventually become teachers. 

See MILLAR p. 5 


Well, I am left with a small 
space with which to regale you, 
so I must keep it short and sweet 
this week. I do, however, actually 
have a topic for this week's in- 

Farm ville, the place I was so 
happy to return to last week, has 
let me down once again. 

The Rotunda has been going 
to area businesses asking for do- 
nations to raffle off for Spring 
Weekend in order to raise money 
for next year's conference. 

A lot of them, I will admit, 
have been more than gracious in 
either accepting or rejecting our 
query, but some of my staff have 
confessed that certain businesses 
were less than hospitable. 

One even told an Editorial 
Board member that the company 
had nothing to do with Longwood 
or anything that was affliated with 

For obvious reasons, this 
made me irate. 

Not just mad, or irritated or 
upset, but irate. I saw red, and my 
staff had to calm me down before 

I called said business and told 
them exactly what I thought about 

Ask one of my staff if you 
aren't sure what kind of tirade that 
would have been. 

I'm not going to preach about 
how Longwood made Farmville 
and without us the town would 
not even be mentioned on the 
weather segment of the six 
o'clock news. No, I think 
Farmville knows exactly what it 
owes us, and I think we all know 
it too. 

And I think that is what 
makes them hate us so much. 

They don't like the idea that 
their livelihood is based on the 
likes of us: beer guzzling, party- 
ing, drug-inspired and young.* 

My advice is to go out and 
cause as much trouble in 
Farmville (well, nothing illegal 
mind you) and laugh because 
without us, the cops sure would 
get bored on any given weekend, 
except for the occasional sensa- 

Kim Urann 


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Dr. Millar's Coup-de-Grace 

"Free at last! Free at last! 
Thank God Almighty, free at 

This was the answer supplied 
by Dr. Jack Millar, Professor of 
History, when asked what his fi- 
nal thought on leaving Longwood 
might be when, in May, after 
thirty years in harness, he enters 

The "Killer," as he was chris- 
tened not long after his arrival on 
campus toward-as he put it-the 
end of the end of the Middle Ages 
back in 1972, has had enough. 

Having struck "a deal too 
good to refuse" with the admin- 
istration and set his finances in 
order, he has chosen to step out 
of teaching two or three years 
ahead of schedule. 

Millar admits that he is 
burned out, and not a little 
ashamed of the role that he feels 
he and many others in the class- 
room like him are expected- 
"even compelled"-to play in aca- 

"I am an elitist when it comes 
to higher education," he says, 
"neither birth, wealth, color, nor 
social position should be a deter- 
minant in who should be admit- 
ted to the fraternity. 

"But there are those who defi- 
nitely should be excluded from 
the privelege, namely those who 
do not possess the talent, the abil- 
ity, or the dedication to learning 
which might ensure success. 

"As things stand at present, 
there is a college for everybody 
in this country who feels the urge 
to give it a go. 

"The law of the land has es- 
tablished that all of us have the 
right to a high school education, 
but nowhere, to my knowledge, 
is anyone guaranteed access to 
higher education. 

"That is what has been hap- 
pening however. 

"Higher education has been 
democratized to the extent that the 
powers that be-Presidents, 
Govenors, college administrators- 
at the insistence of parents, are 
demanding America's youth be 
admitted regardless of talent, and 
further-here is the rub-mat, once 
inside, they be graduated, even 
though it might take six or seven 

"Why should that bother me, 

"It bothers me because, in my 
experience, such students, if of 
normal or better intelligence, lack 
the discipline which real learning 
requires and/or the passion which 

those pursuing a major need to 

"It comes to mind that I have 
been involved, through the teach- 
ing of Western Civilization and 
upper division courses in and 
Mediueval and Early Modern 
European History in the prepara- 
tion of hundreds, if not thousands, 
of prospective elementary and 
secondary school teachers. 

"When I ask the question 
'What is it that appeals to you 
about the classroom?' the answer 
is usually something like this: ' I 
just love children.' 

"God, help us! Even I, believe 
it or not, love children. 

"But if that is the primary 
reason why teachers are drawn to 
teaching, then we have in a nut- 
shell a major source of the 
troubles we see everywhere in our 

"Committed teachers teach 
because they love learning and 
hope to encourage it in others. 

"Further, if one is, in fact, a 
teacher, one is always a student 
and never stops learning. 

"And so it is, I imagine, with 
those who embark seriously on 
other vocational paths. I do not 
see much of that attitude in as 
many of our students as I would 

"I have chosen retirement be- 
cause I am bitter, the immediate 
source of my bitterness being, 
what I perceive to be, the current 
antipathy of the present adminis- 
tration toward my view of aca- 
demic excellence. 

"This view is shared by a fair 
number of my colleagues but, I 
believe, it is currently resisted in 
high places. 

"Retention, at the moment, is 
the name of the game. 

'To continue to teach here 
would be to sacrifice my integ- 
rity, and I only speak out now 
because I have the means which 
allows me to withdraw and still 
put food on die table. 

"Otherwise I would consider 
myself in bondage, degraded by 
superiors who, in my opinion, 
while constantly talking the talk, 
with respect to excellence in all 
things academic, refuse to walk 
the walk by, among other things, 
constantly whittling away faculty 
privilege, imposing increasingly 

ment on faculty members (alleg- 
edly in die name of excellence, 
but in reality to stifle dissent), and 
admitting ever larger numbers of 
knuckleheads who can neither 

read nor write-even by the time 
they graduate. 

"Such students I can no 
longer deal with. I was never 
trained to remediate. Nor should 
any teahcer in a respectable four- 
year college or university have to 
at the rate such activity is in- 
dulged in at this emporium of 

"I am not brilliant; never was 
and never shall be. However, I do 
assure you that I was subjected to 
more rigor in my elementary 
school years than I find in some 
corners of this glorified high 

"Rigorous testing of student 
ability and integrity in assessing 
student performance are discour- 
aged in many programs for the 
sakeof retention. 

"An obvious result has been 
grade inflation to the point that 
those among our students who 
have earned, for example, genu- 
ine honors have been short- 

"This phenomenon, visible 
throughout the United States, is 
so pervasive as to endanger the 
worth of the Bachelor's degree, 
not to mention the graduate de- 
grees that, in some fields, can be 
earned without having to set foot 
on a college or university campus. 

"What I have had to say, I do 
not doubt will be challenged. 

"But to those among you who 
might insist that Longwood is, at 
present, on the right track, I would 
reply that, as students, if you are 
denied the opportunity to aspire, 
or as faculty or administrators, 
you fail to apply the standards 
which in students, might encour- 
age them to aspire, the end result 
shall be less than satisfactory. 

"In closing, let me strike a 
less negative note, in the hope that 
some students have stayed the 
course and read this to the end. 

'There can be found, on ev- 
ery campus, cadres of good stu- 
dents and good professors- and 
occaisonally outstanding admin- 
istrators (though I hate to admit 

"You, who consider 
y ousel ves scholars or aspire to be, 
seek out excellence where it can 
be found, demand it, and support 

"Remember also that, in the 


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are taught as what it is you choose 
to learn. 

"Carpe diem. You, too can 
survive Longwood! Non illigitimi 




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I Can Think of a Better Place for that Bottle 


General/Ads Manager 

Am I the only person in the 
world who gets really, really mad 
when I go out to my car and just 
happen to look under my car and 
see a broken beer bottle under- 
neath my tires? 

How mad does that make 
you? I don't know about the rest 
of you, but it really upsets me 
when I want to drive my car 
somewhere, but I have to wait 
first because I have to sweep or 
scoop the glass out from under my 
tires because some really drunk 
person didn't throw their bottle 
away; rather, they just tossed it 
under someone's car, thinking 
that it will do no harm. 

Shouldn't there be a law 
against this? 

No seriously, is there a law 

against this? Believe me, I know 
that our fine campus police force 
has enough duties to deal with, 
but surely they can tell me 
whether or not there is a law 
against this. , 

Does it fall under some sort 
of littering policy? Or could it be 
that society has gotten so lazy and 
indiscriminate that they will just 
toss their trash anywhere? I defi- 
nitely think so. 

It's the same situation when 
people throw their trash into the 
bed of other people's trucks. It's 
not very funny when someone has 
to pick up someone else's trash 
out of their own vehicle. 

It doesn't make the person 
who does it look very smart ei- 

One thing that gets me is 
that we are all supposed to adhere 
to the same kind of honor system. 

I don't think it's very honorable 
when I get a flat tire just because 
some drunk kid may be too young 
to carry a beer bottle into their 
dorm, or is finished with it and 
just can't wait to get to a trash can. 

Rather than do the right 
thing, they do the immature thing. 
It's not very honorable when you 
have people trashing other 
people's personal property. 

So here is my plea: I like to 
go out as much as, if not more 
than, the rest of you do. But I 
don't toss beer bottles under cars 
and trash other people's vehicles. 

Why don't you do the 
same? I promise it won't kill you 
to do the right thing for a change, 
and if you get busted, then hey, 
that's your problem. You should 
have been smart enough to hide 
your contraband anyway. 


Wayne alwa\ 
of turkeys a; 1 
of them. 

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In case you didn't know, 
Wayne i? my imaginary friend 

Wayne's been there since 
day one, though ai that time I 
thought he was an uncle or some- 

Wayne is an interesting 
imaginary friend. He owns his 
own commodities company and 
runs a chain of bowling alleys in 
the Midwest. 

He also taught Japanese Ar- 
chitecture at Che University of 

Well, actually I have de- 
cided to start my own navy. At the 
moment it's in the working phase, 
but the full squadron will be up 
Within the yean 

Yes sir, four 
six galleons, and a galley. 

We ess kick anyone's 
ass.. .as long as ibey don't shoot 
back, or have a nary 

Everyone wants to conquer 
the world. Some Just have better 
publicity about Aeir endeavors. 

Southside SPCA: A Great Place to Spend Friday Afternoon 

News/Copy Editor 

Every Friday at 2 p.m. 
members of Alpha Phi Omega, 
the co-ed service fraternity, meet 
in their chapter room in Wheeler. 

They, along with many 
non- APO members, load up the 
trunks of their cars with un- 
folded newspapers, then they 
take off for the Southside 

Located on 360 West in 
Mehenin, VA, it is a no- kill ani- 
mal shelter serving 1 2 counties. 
It is a 15-20 minute ride 
the Lonrwood campus. 

I am one of the non-APO 
volunteers who visits the SPCA. 
I consider it my stress relief for 
the week. 

There is nothing like spend- 

ing two hours playing with cats 
and dogs to bring you away from 
your problems and relax you. 

The old newspapers, which 
are unfolded by APO members 
weekly, are used by the SPCA to 
line cages. 

What few cages there are, 

is. The Southside SPCA al- 
lows many of the dogs to run free 
during the day in a large, fenced- 
in area. 

Southside is one of the few 
Animal Shelters I have seen with 

a no-kill policy. The animals there 
have names, and are well-loved 
by the few employees and volun- 

As soon as new people ar- 
rive they are accosted by dogs 
who are just aching to be petted. 
In particular is Goldie, who will 
devote herself to whomever 
is willing to pay a little atten- 

Several times I have 
been surrounded by three and 
four dogs at once, all fight- 
ing over my inadequate two 
hands. I try to divide my time 
equally as much as possible. 
They also have a cat room 
separated by a wall with a single 
hole for frightened cats to flee 
through, whenever a human en- 
ters their domain. Not all of the 
cats are frightened. 

Some are very friendly, 
such as one which has been 
fondly nicknamed Loverboy (that 
was before we realized it was a 
SHE), and Sneezy, named for the 

cold he had the first day we vis- 

No animal is named away 
from this SPCA, and many of the 

older animals have lived there for 
years. The kittens and puppies are 
always the first to be adopted. 

These animals need so 
much, from food to medical treat- 
ment (their vaccinations, 
worming, etc. are kept 
up), and they depend on 
die donations of animal 
lovers in the area. 

If anyone would 
like to join APO on one 
of these Friday afternoon 
journeys, they can email 
I would also like to 
encourage other organi- 
zations and even indi- 
vidual groups of students 
to volunteer just a few hours a 
week, spending time with these 
lovable creatures. 



COACH cont'd p. 1 

Hostetter did some major 
recruiting last year and brought in 
some key players that contributed 
to LCs 23 and 7 record for this 

When Coach Hostetter first 
arrived at Longwood, into the fall 
2 years ago he was ready to get 
down to business and to take ev- 
ery advantage of all of the NCAA 
rules that LC had previously ig- 
nored. "What IX was not really 
taking advantage of was players 
at junior colleges and transfers. 
These are keys to a good Division 
II program," said Hostetter. 

Many of the members on 
the team at this time transferred 
or came from junior colleges, and 
from the record we can see how 
this definitely proves to be a good 
strategy on Hostetter' s part. 

"With junior college play- 
ers and transfers they make the 
team more comfortable because 
we have more balance in our pro- 
gram," stated Hostetter. 

Recruiting is one of the 
main aspects of an assistant 
coach's job. However, an assistant 
is required to do a little bit of ev- 
erything as Coach Hostetter de- 
scribes it but, most of his time he 
spends in recruiting, scouting, and 

preparing for practice and games. 

Other than that he can prob- 
ably be found doing the team's 
laundry, or checking on how each 
player is doing academically, or 
even trying to decide which uni- 
form the team is going to wear for 
a game. 

All of these duties are pretty 
routine for Coach Hostetter after 
coming to Longwood from the 
University of Southern Indiana as 
their graduate assistant coach for 
2 years and a member of the team 
four years prior to coaching. 

Longwood may not know 
what an experienced coach we 
have here as the Assistant Men's 
Basketball Coach. Coach 
Hostetter was a member of the 
University of Southern Indiana's 
All Century Team, and made four 
NCAA tournament appearances 
while advancing to the National 
Championship contest on two 

He earned two NCAA 
Regional All-Tournament Team 
honors, and was a three time All 
Great Lakes Valley Conference 
selection for both academics and 
basketball during his career at 

The question is why did he 
choose Longwood to further his 
career as a coach after having so 

much experience with the game 
of Basketball? 

When asked this question 
Hostetter replied, "I was the 2nd 
Assistant Coach at USI and I 
needed to move on and obtain a 
full time job where I could get my 
career off and running and 
Longwood seemed like a good 
place to start" 

Hostetter said he probably 
had the ability to go overseas and 
continue his career as a player for 
a little while longer, but decided 
that if be continued coaching he 
could stay close to the players in 
age and relate to them his experi- 
ences as a player on a winning 

However, after only being 
at Longwood for a year, Coach 
Hostetter was in for a big surprise 
when he received word that one 
of the University of Virginia's 
players was coming to Longwood 
to finish out his basketball career. 
To move from a Division I to Di- 
vision II is a big difference and to 
Coach Hostetter a big deal. 

When asked what it is like 
to coach a player from a well- 
ranked Division I school like 
UVA, Hostetter admitted that at 
first he was a little intimidated but 
then he realized that basketball is 
basketball no matter where you 


Hostetter said, "Upon 
Colin's first arrival I had a lot of 
questions, like whether he thought 
our drills were effective to him 
and things like that, but Colin is a 
great kid and listens and never 
second guesses what we have to 

"This is just one of the 
many aspects mat a coach may be 
faced with. Another would be 
having a good relationship with 

the team." 

Coach Hostetter has a great 

relationship with the players. He 
is always trying to encourage 
them and tell them things they can 
work on. Players will come to 
practice early and stay late just to 
get in some extra practice time 
and advice from him. 

He said that he tries to let 
his team know that the season is 
a long process with a lot of ups 
and downs, but that each of them 
needs to keep their focus on what 
they need to do, and that all of 
them need to focus on that little 
thing that each of them brings to 
the team. 

Even with his young age all 
of the players respect Hostetter as 
a coach. Junior Jason Pryor had 
this to say about Coach Hostetter, 
"Coach Hos has extreme knowl- 

edge for the game of basketball 
considering his young age. He 
really knows how to push play- 
ers without exhausting them. He 
also brings his championship ex- 
perience to Longwood." 

With that in mind, the 
toughest part of being a coach 
Hostetter has, and will continue, 
to face with this past weekend and 
this upcoming week as 
Longwood advances to the 
NCAA tournament after returning 
this past Saturday as the C VAC 

The buzzer sounded on Sat- 
urday and Longwood became the 
new champions, upsetting the 
number one seed in the region, 
Queen's College, and with that 
came the excitement and the joy 
of being a coach. 

Not to mention the pride he 
feels for the team he has been 
coaching for the past season. 

Now it's time to get down 
to business in the week ahead and 
on Thursday Longwood and 
Coach Hostetter look to prevail 
and advance even farther in the 
NCAA tournament than any other 
previous Men's Basketball Team 
at Longwood. 






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45,000 Pounds of Sweet Potatoes 


Have you ever seen a 
mountain of sweet potatoes? On 
Saturday, March 24 the Society of 
St. Andrew's Gleaning Network 
and Longwood College volun- 
teers will bag, box, load, and dis- 
tribute approximately 45,000 
pounds of sweet potatoes that 
would otherwise go to waste. 

About 100 student and fac- 
ulty volunteers from Longwood 
College will gather on campus at 
10:00 a.m. to literally move a 
mountain of potatoes to ensure 
that hungry people in our area can 
have enough to eat. 

Their efforts are expected 
to yield more than 150,000 serv- 
ings of fresh produce, and all of 
it from perfectly good food that 
would otherwise go to waste. 

MILLAR cont'd p. 1 

Many may agree with his 
statement "I do not want any 
'dummies' teaching my grand- 
children, of which I have six." 

He also voiced his concerns 
with the number of students who 
apply and are being accepted each 
year to Longwood College. He 
uses the term "retention" and 
states that "a professor is to en- 
sure and all but guarantee that no 
one fails." 

He also mentioned that 
those professors who are like him 
in the sense that they are tough 

The event should be com- 
pleted by noon. This is the first 
event of its kind held at 
Longwood College. 

The truck will arrive early 

farmers' fields and orchards. 
However, this unique event is be- 
ing held because of so many 
sweet potatoes going to waste. 
The sweet potatoes are per- 

on Saturday morning to dump the fectly nutritious, they just don't 
sweet potatoes in the Jarman meet top grade quality. The 
parking lot on the Longwood USDA estimates that 96 billions 


The produce will be distrib- 
uted directly to agencies, shelters, 
public housing communities and 
other food providing organiza- 
tions in Farmville, Lynchburg, 
and throughout central VA 

This event is part of an ini- 
tiative by Longwood College to 
incorporate elements of learning 
through community service into 
the experiences of its students. 

The Society of St. 
Andrew's Gleaning Network nor- 
mally organizes groups of volun- 
teers to pick excess produce from 

ure, then that professor, regardless 
of his or her ability, is not likely 
to be retained." Because of these 
standards in learning, Millar 
states that he is "ashamed to teach 
here." For many reasons, "stu- 
dents are unprepared. I was never 
trained at a remedial level." 

However, Millar believes 
there are "pockets of excellence" mighty! I am free at last!" After 
in this school. There are, in fact, being asked what was the one 

pounds of food are wasted each 
year before reaching commercial 

At the same time some 30 
million Americans don't get 
enough food to eat. Last year, the 
Society of St Andrew saved and 
distributed a record 32 million 
pounds of produce, that would 
have otherwise gone to waste. 

The result was over 96 mil- 
lion meals of fresh nutritious pro- 
duce to area residents who would 
not normally be able to have fresh 
produce in their diets. 

feels that "teachers are not al- 
lowed a free enough hand. Our 
hands are severely tied." 

Upon being asked how he 
would feel once the last box was 
packed and loaded into the car, 
Millar recited the famous words 
of Martin Luther King: "Free at 
last! Free at last! Thank God Al- 

some professors, and for that mat- 
ter some students, who try and do 
attain that level of excellence that 
all should aspire to while earning 
a degree. "We admit," he says, 
"nationwide, Longwood College 
and try to weed out the weak are included, too many students; if 
usually "run ofT." this trend is continued, college 

"If & professor's standards degrees of all levels will be ren- 
are sufficiently rigorous to con- dered meaningless." 
sistently ensure a high rate of fail- For these reasons, Millar 

piece of advice he would give to 
the school, he stated that 
Longwood must "raise academic 
standards." Some might argue 
that Longwood has done just that, 
but Millar disagrees. 

Angry? Maybe. Bitter? 
Perhaps. Tired? Yes, definitely. 
Dr. Jack Millar will be officially 
unemployed 1 June 2001, and he 
is looking very forward to it. 

Health Education Major at Longwood 

Asst. News Editor 

In a society that is becom- 
ing more and more conscious 
about personal well being, there 
are new openings for people in the to educate people about health 

logical, environmental, psycho- 
logical, social, physical, and 
medical sciences to promote 
health and prevent disease, dis- 
ability, and premature death. 
The goal of the program is 

field of health and nutrition. 

In attempts to keep up with 
the times, Longwood has added a 
new major to its list 

Community Health will go 
into effect next fall, and Program 

and disease and what can be done 
to maintain good health, prevent 
disease, or secure treatment 

A degree in this program 
allows for employment opportu- 
nities in one of the fastest grow- 

Director Chrystyna Koscrchyn, ing job fields. Job settings for 

hopes it will attract a lot of people. 

"We'll be having interest 
meetings, and contacting guid- 
ance counselors at schools to get 
the word out about the new pro- 

Health Education is a social 
science that draws from the bio- 

community health educators in- 
clude Health care facilities, com- 
munity-based organizations and 
agencies, voluntary non-profit or- 
ganizations, public health depart- 
ments, as well as corporate set- 

In order to be accepted into 

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Career Strategies for 
Today's Economy 

Carter Center 

say and do, hold yourself account 
able, and never make excuses 
" when you make a mistake 
If you want to be success- Don't take younelf too se- 

in today's unpredictable riousiv, but always take your ob- 
economy, you may want to take ligations seriously. Listen. Listen 
some advice from Bruce Tulgan, Listen. 

thor of Winning the TaUnf 

He notes mat do wnsizing is 
back on the frost pages, and mat 

Speak up and make your- 
self understood. Be a motivator. 
Never speak of a problem unless 
you have thought of at feast one 

this is a good time to remember potential solution. Celebrate the 

that these changes may affect success of others. 
your employment and career path. 3. Add value, no matter 

lb survive, he suggests the where you work or what you do. 

following strategies (reprinted Get a whole bunch of work done 

with permission): 

1. Be a voracious and stra- 
tegic learner. Build a wide reper- 
toire of transferable sWuV—those 

very well and very fast. Identity 
a problem that nobody else has 
identified. Solve a problem that 
nobody else has solved. Improve 

that (a) are not l&ely to become an existing service or product 
obsolete any time sooo and (b) Invent a sew service or product 

will make you more valuable no 
matter where you go or what you 

Be a knowledge-worker no 

this major, there is an application 
process that students have to go 
through. Some general require- 
ments are: 

-Demonstrate competency 
in written and oral English. All 
students must earn no less than a 
C in English 100 and 101 

-Earn a minimum grade of 
C in HLTH 200 and HLTH 205 

-Have an overall GPA of 

If you are interested in this 
major, or have any questions you 
can contact Chrystyna Kosarchyn 
or check out the website at 
tion/HPERD/hperd.htm. There 
will also be an interest meeting 
held on March 22 in Lancer Hall 

4. Master the art of cus- 
tomer service. Treat every person 
you deal with as a customer — co- 
workers, employees, managers, 

matter what you do; leverage suppliers, service people and ac 

skill, knowledge and wisdom in tuai customers. 
every project you undertake, ev- Sell your way into oppor- 

ery task you accomplish, and ev- tunities you wish to seize by de- 

ery responsibility you assume. fining the value you wish to add 

2. Become an expert in h»- and creating an effective message 
man relations. Take personal re- 

sponsibility for everylhlag you 

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Book Review: Elizabeth 
Berg's Open House 

AssL Opinion Editor 

Open House: this multi-di- 
mensional novel by Elizabeth 
Berg explores the many aspects 
of the word. "Open House" in the 
sense of a life turned upside 
down, a soul exposed to a new life 
in the stare of prying eyes. 

Berg uses 
vivid detail and al- 
ways notes the un- 
expected to help 
cany the plot of 
Open House. 

Samantha is 
a forty-two-year- 
old woman 
shocked by the sud- 
den departure of 
her husband from 
what seemed like a 
stable marriage. 

survival instincts kick in as she 
struggles emotionally and finan- 
cially to provide for her single 
parent family ami keep her sanity 

Along her journey, she 
meets many new people, includ- 
ing the renters she houses in or- 
der to pay the mortgage on her 


Samantha even finds her 
voice in the face of her overbear- 
ing, although well meaning, 

Samantha learns to stand 
on her own after years of depend- 
ing on her husband for every- 

though the plot of 
the story is per- 
haps a bit over- 
used in the mod- 
ern novel, Berg 
brings it back to 
life with her witty 
commentary and 
"I keen eye for the 

The reader 

will cringe with 

Samantha at her 


sexual escapades and will laugh 

with her when she tries her hand 

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amy Mcpherson 

Lancer Productions 

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Open House is a thor- 
oughly enjoyable read, although 
it is not the plot that keeps it go- 
ing, but rather the expressive 
voice of Berg's genius writing 

Lancer Productions not only 
does it all weekend long, but right 
up until die much anticipated, as 
well as much needed, Spring 

This past weekend, Lancer 
Productions showed the movie, 
77m? 6th Day starring the action 
hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, on 
Friday, March 2, during the 12 
hour Dance Marathon that was put 
on to raise money for the Eliza- 
beth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foun- 
dation as well as on Sunday, 
March 4. 

The band, The Evinrudes, 
kicked off the marathon and were 
followed by LWC student Bryan 
Lee opening up for the campus 
band, First Floor, a DJ, as well as 
the entertainment of the date auc- 

Many events are planned for 
the week following the close of 
Spring Break, including the 2nd 
Annual Longwood College Fam- 

ily Feud. 

The games will be held 
from March 19-23 every night at 
9 p.m. in the Student Union ball- 

Great prizes are planned for 
the winning teams, including au- 
dience members. 

The first prize team will be 
awarded $500, second place will 
win five pairs of tickets to King's 
Dominion Amusement Park and 
a free dinner at Charley's on the 
Waterfront restaurant will go to 
the third place finisher. 

All teams will receive Fam- 
ily Feud tee shirts as well as se- 
lected audience members. 

The applications for form- 
ing a team are available in the Stu- 
dent Union main office and need 
to be turned in by this Friday, 
March 9. 

Also that week, the very 
popular movie based on the hit 
television show, Charlie's Angels, 
will be shown on Friday, March 
23 at 7:30 p.m. in the ABC rooms 

of the Student Union and again 
on Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, March 24 at 
9 p.m. in the Ballroom, the men- 
talist, Craig Kargas, will be re- 
turning to Longwood after his 
popular show last year. 

Also on Sunday, will be the 
5th Annual MS Walk-A-Thon at 
2 p.m. in front of Lancaster. 

Longwood students better 
get ready to shake it up, '60s style, 
when The Tribute comes to the 
caampus on Monday, March 26. 

The Tribute is, like their 
name, a tribute to The Beatles. 

The event, which is free for 
Longwood students, will be at 8 
p.m. in Jarman Auditorium . 

Later that week the show 
When Gays Move into Mr. Roger's 
Neighborhood will be performed 
on Wednesday, March 28 at 8 
p.m. in the Ballroom. 

Make sure to check out 
these, along with other upcoming 
campus events, brought to the stu- 
dents by Lancer Productions. 

Movie Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 

News/Copy Editor 

Last Saturday night some 
friends suggested we go see 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 
at Chesterfield Towne Center. 

I barely knew anything 
about it, except that from the pre- 
views it didn't look interesting. 

On the other hand, I had 
nothing better to do, so why not? 

It turned out to be an unex- 
pectedly excellent film. The entire 
thing is in Chinese, with English 
subtitles. This didn't detract from 
my enjoyment, though. 

The only ac tor I recognized 
was Chow Yun Fat, who was in 
Anna and the King, with Jodie 

He played Li Mu Bai, a Chi- 
nese Wudan warrior who has de- 
cided to give up his sword, the 

Green Destiny. 

He asks a trusted friend Yu 
Shu Lien, played by Michelle 
Yeoh, to safely deliver it to his 
friend Sir Te, 

Once in Peking Shu Lien 
meets Jen, played by Zhang Ziyi, 
the daughter of the govenor. 

Jen is unsatisfied with her 
life of royalty, and wants the life 
of freedom she believes Shu Lien 
has as a female warrior. 

Then the Green Destiny is 
stolen, and the suspected thief is 
Jade Fox, an old enemy of Li Mu 

This event sends the three 
main characters in unexpected 
new directions. 

The action takes place 
among breathtaking scenery, and 
when I say action I mean it! 

Yuen Wo Ping, die action 

choreographer for The Matrix, 
creates fight after fight through- 
out the movie. 

Each fight was staged with 
supernatural grace, including 
"jaw-dropping zero-G flights 
across rooftops, rivers, and bam- 
boo tree." 

The fights also include an 
incredible variety of weapons, 
and hand to hand combat. 
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 
has something for everyone. 

Besides incredible action 
and beautiful scenery, it has two 
incredible love stories, one time 
honored and peaceful, the other 
young ami passionate. 

This film also has some in- 
credibly funny moments which 
turn up unexpectedly throughout 
the movie. 

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Restaurant Review: 

Gim Hay 

New s/Copy E ditor 

After nearly four years at 
Longwood College, one exhausts 
the restaurant possibilities in 

You wouldn't think, as 
much as I love Chinese food, that 
I could overlook the best Chinese 
food in town. 

But until recently, I had 
barely no- 
ticed a little 
place in the 
Winn Dixie 
shoppi ng 
center called 
Gim Hay. 

night when I 
was looking 

for something new that didn't re- 
quire a Lynchburg trip, a friend 
and I decided to try it. 

It looks small on the out- 
side, but the inside is bigger than 
you'd think. 

The interior is dark, con- 
taining a combination of booths 
along the walls and tables in the 
center of the room. 

Gim Hay serves American 
and Chinese food 

The menu includes cheese- 
burgers, chicken and cashews, 
eggdrop soup, fried wontons, and 
much more. 

I must say that the best part 
of the meal was the fried rice. It 
was incredible! 

All the food had a 
homecooked, authentic quality, 
rather than 
die fast food 
quality of 
most Chi- 
nese restau- 


portions are 

large and the 

price isn't 

too expensive. 

If you can make it through 
dinner without getting too full 
there is also a list of desserts, in- 
cluding cheesecake. 

The service has been con- 
sistently good, and the best part 
is that Tve never gotten sick after 

eating there. 
Rating: A 

Roanoke Symphony 
Ensemble Brass 5 to 
Appear at Longwood 


The Longwood Children's 
Theatre Series is pleased to 
present BRASS 5 a Roanoke 
through the 
E d u e a - 
tional Outreach Program. 

BRASS 5 will perform two 
concern on March 22 ft 9:30 and 
1 1 a.m. in Longwood College's 
Jarman Auditorium. I 

Thanks to thejfencrosity 
of Jason Blount andK Mutual 
of Omaha Company 
certs will be free i 


BRASS 5 arrffp onto the 
Mid- Atlantic area artftcene with 
an unprecedented fervor and vi- 

Wirh a vast repertoire from 

Renaissance, Classical, Dixie- 
land, Swing, Jazz, and Rock to 
Country, tfwy easily have some- 
thing for everyone. 

BRASS 5 has performed 
more than 1000 ed ueational pro- 
grams for an estimated 275,000 
plus students in die Mid-Atlan- 
tic area. 

They are an ensemble in 
residence at The North Cross 
School in Roanoke, VA 

The members of BRASS 5 
include Gerald Pope, trumpet; 
Chris Magee, trumpet; Robert 
horn; Ed 
Griffin r rasa bone: and Tim 
Wimer, percussion . 

Reservations are needed for 
these concerts. If you would like 
to attend, please call die Jarman 
Box Office at 804-395-2474. 

Longwood Walks for a Cause 
5th Annual fill UlfllK 

Sunday, March 25, 2001 
2:00 p.m. 

Step off &i Lancaster 

Five Kilometers (3.1 miles) 

Finishers get a free Freshens yogurt coupon! 

$75 in pledges gets you an JMS I -skirt 

For information call R. Cormier at 395-2857 

Walk for Battered Women 

Sunday, April 1 at 1:30 

Registration in the Dining Hall 
March 28, 29, and 30 

T-shirts to the first 200 walkers at the registration table 

Donations of $2 requested 
Proceeds will go to the Madeline House 

- ■ ■- - — ■ ■■ ■ - — — 

march of Dime/ Walk 

SunJay, April 22, 2001 
Fuqua School 

Registration Begins at Noon 

Walk starts at 1 p.m. 

4.7 miles 

I am interested in the following walks: 

□ ITie MS Walk (March 25, 2001 2 p.m.) 

□ Walk for Battered Women (April 1 , 2001 1 :30 p.m.) 

□ March of Dimes Walk (April 22, 2001 1 p.m.) 
return this card to the G.I. V.E. office for more informal 





Friday Saturday Sunday 
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Spring Break 

Begins after 


Alumni Board Meeting Alumni Board Meeting 

in the Dining Hail in the Dining Hall 

Raffle for Prizes 

@ 2:00 p.m. 


One-In-the- Spirit, an ecumenical 

night of Christian praise and 

worship, will be held on Friday 

March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Hull 132. 

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@ 1:00 p.m. 

Women's Lacrosse 


@ 3:30 p.m. 


Recrutment Fair 

in Lancer Gym 

@ 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m. 

Virtual Fair Helps Students Find Teaching Jobs 

Linda Haas Manley 
The Southeastern Association For Employment and Education is sponsor- 
ing a Teacher Staffing Virtual Fair, March 1 5 - April 15. Students will be able to 
review job listings and send resumes instantly. There will be constant availabil- 
ity on the web. This is a FREE service to students. Students will be able to 
search for positions by state. Many Vii^inia schools are participating; Henrico, 
Richmond, and Charlotte -just to name a few. Students may participate by vis- 
iting http ://w ww. j obtrak. com and registering on the site. The student password 
for Longwood is "iancer." It is important that students use an active e-mail 
account and type it perfectly when registering. For more information or assis- 
tance, contact the Career Center at 395-2063. 



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Writers' Series: Antonya Nelson 

Redbook, The New Yorker, Made- 

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ARTIFACTS cont'd p. 1 

General/Ads Manager 

On the heels of its 162nd 
birthday, Longwood College re- 
turned two family heirlooms to 
the family to which they be- 

A prayer book dating back 
to 1937 and a photograph dating 
back to 1 9 1 9 were returned to the 
family of Graham Trent Chappell, 
a student of the State Female Nor- 
mal School, who graduated in 
January 1909. 

She later returned to 
Longwood in order to earn her B. 
S. in Elementary Education and 
recieved her degree at the age of 

Active in both education 
and church, Chappell taught for a 
number of years after recieving 
her B. S. degree. 

She was also memeber of 
the Newstore Presbyterian 
Church, where she played the pi- 
ano and taught the Ladies' Sun- 
day School class. Chappell 
passed away in 1976. She is bur- 
ied there along side her husband 

Though no oi» really can 
tell how the articles got into the 
attic, what we know for sure is 
how they were found- 

Taylor Dixoa. and Brett 
Brobston freshman residents of 
Curry Residence Hajt %; *»efe try- 
ing to scare their nexf-dOGr neigh- 
bors when they came eye <o eye 
: with a number of dtf£ei£Bt ob- 

They immcdiatley called 
for their R. A. Meat** Hufttiey, 
who stated" they were all rela- 
tively in the same place." 

The articles were turned 
over to Dr. Jim Jordan, who 

See ARTICLES p. 15 

28, Antonya Nelson, the third au- 
thor in four Writers* Series this 
year presented her latest short 
story "The Lonely Doll," before 
an audience in Wy gal Auditorium. 

Wry, emotional, and visual, 
Nelson told the story of a woman 
who picks up a 
man at a yard 
sale who was 
trying to shoplift 
a CD. From 
there she takes 
us on a wild ride 
of sharing and 

Nelson is 
a recent winner 
of the 

Prize and has 
also been 

awarded the Flannery O'Connor 
Award for Short Fiction for her 
short story collection entitled The 

She is the author of four 
short story collections, three of 
which are enutled Family Terror- 
ists, In the Land of Men, The Ex- 
pendables and three novels, 
Nobody's Girl, Talking in Bed, 
and her latest, Living to Tell. 

Photo by Jack Parsons 

When speaking of her new- 
est novel, she says that "it did 
what I wanted [it] to do, it pleases 

Upon being asked if she 
had any great influences, she 
mentioned that James Baldwin, 
Anton Chekov, 
and Flannery 
O'Connor are fa- 
vorites to teach, 
and Carson 
McCullers is a 
favorite "but [I] 
don't know if 
that is an influ- 

Nelson is 
a professor of 
English at New 
Mexico State 
and is currently 
splitting her time between Tellu- 
ride, Colorado and Las Cruces, 
New Mexico. She is married to 
fellow author Robert Boswell and 
is the mother of two children. 

She says that it is "encour- 
aging" to be married to a writer 
because they can balance each 

Nelson is currently work- 
ing on her latest novel, which will 
be released sometime in 2004. 

Her work has appeared in 

Longwood to Host Second 
Annual Teaching Conference 

Assi. Opinion Editor 

The 2nd Annual Longwood 
Conference on Teaching and 
Learning will take place here on 
campus March 24, 2001. 

This year's theme is Edu- 
cators as Reflective Leaders. Dr. 
David Smith, Dean of the School 
of Education and Human Ser- 
vices, will start the conference 
with introductory remarks. The 
one-day conference consists of a 
keynote address by Ms. Susan 
Noble, who H the Virginia Board 
of Education Vice President. 

Other professors, educa- 
tors, and graduate students from 
Virginia will also give preseata- 

tions. These lectures will cover 
education-related topics such as 
Instructional Strategies, Technol- 
ogy in Education, Learning 
Styles, Collaboration and Partner- 
ship, Meeting Cultural Diversity, 
Poetry in the Classroom, and Re- 
flective Leadership. 

Dr. Frank Howe, the de- 
partment chair, will give his con- 
cluding speech, after which a 
grand prize drawing will be held. 

Admission to the confer- 
ence costs ten dollars for students 
with a valid ID. Lunch must be 

Those interested may con- 
tact Dr. Rachel Mathews at x2532 
for a sign-up form or i 

Holiday Lake 4-H Center (Central Virginia) Summer 
Camp Staff Positions: Resident Lifeguard, Nurse/EMT, 
Store KeeperADffiee Assistant, Performing Arts Instructor. 

naming mtHiueu. n ppm uuoit urwuuea as suuii <a> 
qualified person cart be placed. Employment period: 
May 28- August 1 7, 2001 . Contact: Bryan Branch, 
Program Director 804-248-5444 Rt.2 Box 630 
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CAREER cont'd p. 5 

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When it comes time to close 6. lake good care of your 

the deal, always under-promise so mind, body and spirit. The key to 

that, in the end,.you can over-de- a healthy mind is variety of in- 

liver. pu t> 

5. Become a great man- 
ager — of yourself, your boss, and 

anyone you may supervise. 

Always set concrete goals 
and concrete deadlines, as well as 
clear guidelines and parameters. 

Rigorously plan the use of 
time and other resources wisely. 

Relax; don't take yourself 
too seriously. Do take a serious 
interest in other people, things, 
events and issues. 

The key to a healthy body 
is a solid routine. 

Put healthy food and drink 
into your body and try to limit 

your body to process. 

Get plenty of rest 

Get some exercise every 

And believe in something, 

If you want to learn more 
about how to be successful in 
your first year on the job, join us 
for "Transition to the Work- 
place," Tuesday, March 27, 
noon-1 p.m., Lankford C Room. 

Wish Week Heightens 
Homeless Awareness 

Asst. News Editor 

There may not be many 
homeless people in Farmville, but 
it is a problem in local cities. 

In hopes of spreading the 
word about the less fortunate, 
Longwood will be conducting a 
series of programs to advocate 

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homeless awareness and hunger 

March 26th through the 
30th is Wish Week on campus, 
and the Cox/Wheeler staff will be 
hosting different activities that 
week to get the word out about 
the underprivileged in the area. 

Shanty Village is one pro- 
gram where different organiza- 
tions on campus receive a box 
which they can decorate to pro- 
mote themselves. 

Each night during Wish 
Week, one or more of the group 
members will sleep outside in 
their designated box, and are only 
allowed to collect their meals 
from a soup kitchen. 

There will also be a cam- 
pus wide clothing drive during 
that week. 

Students are encouraged to 
donate unwanted clothing that is 
still in good shape. 

The contributions will be 
given to the Farmville Women's 
Club who will then sell the clothes 
at a yard sale. 

All of the proceeds will go 
to various homeless awareness 

On March 31st, there will 
be a soup kitchen set up at the 
Scope building located behind 
ARC. Aramark staff will be do- 
nating the food thai will feed the 

Students will be given the 
opportunity to provide meals for 
people who may not be able to 
afford nutritious food for mem- 

45,000 pounds of potatoes 
will be dropped off at campus 
during Wish Week. 

Student volunteers will bag 
the potatoes, which will then be 
shipped off to local cities to help 
feed the homeless. 

Homelessness is prevalent 
in just about every major city. 

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will receive clothing, food, and a 
little comfort knowing that there 
are people that care, and are try- 
ing to give them a helping hand. 



Men's Ba sketball Headed to the Big Dance! 

Sports Information 

Longwood played its best 
basketball of the season over the 
weekend in South Carolina en 
route to winning the r drool's first 
CVAC Men's Basketball Tourna- 
ment Championship. 

The Lancers took convinc- 
ing wins past top-seed and nation- 
ally-ranked #6 Queens (N.C.) 80- 
65 in the championship game, and 
100-87 past #2 seed Pfeiffer 
(N.C.) in the semifinal contest — 
both games played in Fort Mill, 
S.C. at the Charlotte Hornets 
Training Center. 

The conference tourna- 
ment championship gives Long- 
wood — with six-straight wins 
and 11 of 14 wins down the 
stretch — the automatic bid into 
the NCAA East Regional. 

The Lancers, now 22-7 for 
an incredible + 18-game turn- 

around, have been seeded #4 in 
the regional and will play 
#5 seed West Chester 
(P.A.), also 22-7 and the 
Pennsylvania State Ath- 
letic Conference (PSAC) 
Tournament runners-up. 

The lst-round re- 
gional game will be played 
back in Fort Mill, S.C. at 
the Hornets Training Cen- 
ter this Thursday, March 8, 
at 8 p.m. and will be broad- 
cast on WFLO, 95.7 FM, 
with a 7:50 p.m. pregame 

Queens (24-5) is the 
#1 seed and host school for 
the regional tournament. 

The Royals got a lst- 
round bye and awaits the 
winner of the LC-WC 
game in a Friday (March 9) 
semifinal at 8 p.m.. 

The regional final will be 

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"It's a great reward for a 
great regular season and an out- 
standing conference tournament 
effort," said 2nd-year head coach 
Mike Leeder, "As long as we con- 
tinue to guard and rebound, we 
have a chance every time out. I 
really like the way we're playing 
right now." 

Against Queens, LC junior 
Jason Pryor (24.1 ppg., 4.7 rpg.) 
scored a game-high 35 points to 
lead the #3 seed Lancers past the 
Royals in the title tilt. 

Pryor, named the 
tournament's Most Valuable 
Player, scored 27 of his points in 
the decisive second half, and fin- 
ished the game with seven re- 
bounds, four assists, and a steal 
as well. He was 11-26 from the 
field, including a three-pointer, 
and 12-13 at the free throw line. 
Longwood jumped to an 
early 9-2 lead behind seven quick 
points from junior Richmond 
transfer Marques Cunningham 

The Lancers still led 19-12 
with 9: 11 left in the first half on a 
pair of free throws from graduate 
Virginia transfer Colin Ducharme 
(19.5 ppg., 15.5 rpg., 4.1 bpg.). 

The Royals bounced back 
on an 11-1 run to lead 23-20 at 
the 3:51 mark before Longwood 
rallied back for a 32-29 halftone 
advantage. QC forged ahead 43- 
40 with 1 4:04 on the clock before 
Pryor took over and nailed • 
jumper at 12:41 to give the Lanc- 
ers a 44-43 lead that it would not 

Queens was not able to get 
any closer than nine points (70- 
61) over the final 5:01. LC se- 

free throws over the final 1 : 3 1 be- 
fore senior Isaac Lartey (3.3 ppg.) 
put an exclamation point on the 
championship with a two-handed 
dunk providing for the final 15- 
point margin of victory. 

In addition to Pryor's re- 
markable effort, Cunningham fin- 
ished with 15 points and three as- 
sists, while Ducharme registered 
his 27th double-double with 11 
points and a game-high 17 re- 
bounds, adding a game-high six 
blocks and three assists while lim- 
ited with foul trouble. 

Cunningham and 

Ducharme each made the All- 
Tournament Team along with 

"Jason had an outstanding 
three-game stretch during the 
tournament," explained Leeder. 
"Colin was especially dominant 
at both ends of the floor in the 
semifinal, and he and Marques 
also just had exceptional tourna- 
ments. 'The way they each played 
is why we brought them into our 
program — experience and 
toughness is very important" 

Longwood got six points 
each from Lartey and sophomore 
Chris Isaacs (4.1 ppg.) who also 
had seven rebounds and four 
steals. LC finished the game 
shooting 45% (28-62) from the 
field, including 52% (16-31) in 
the second half, and 72% (21-29) 
at the free throw line. 


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Queens to just 32% (24-76) shoot- 
ing from the fkkL The Royals got 
12 points from J.R. Gamble, 
voted the CVAC player of the year 
by the league's coaches, who fin- 
ished the game just 4-22 from the 

floor and 4-8 at the line. 

"It was an out- 
standing achievement 
for our team," said 
Leeder. "We had to 
beat the two best 
teams in our confer- 
ence on back- to-back 
nights, and this is 
something that we are 
very proud of accom- 
plishing. "Everybody 
on the team made 
solid contributions, 
and Chris and Zech 
(Boyd) are really set- 
ting the tone for us de- 
fensively right now." 
Against Pfeiffer 
in the semifinal, LC 
shot a blistering 61% 
(24-41) from the field 
in the first half en 
route to a 57-46 lead 
at halftime and never looked back 
while avenging two regular sea- 
son losses to the #2 seed Falcons. 
Ducharme was dominant at 
both ends of the floor, finishing 
with a game and career-high 33 
points while grabbing a game- 
high 20 rebounds and blocking a 
game-high seven shots. 

Pryor was nearly as effec- 
tive with 28 points, five rebounds, 
five assists, and two steals.. 
Ducharme was 14-20 from the 
field, including 1-1 on three- 
pointers, and 4-4 at the free throw 
line. Pryor was 11-18 from the 
field, including 2-4 on tree-point- 
ers, and 4-5 at the line. 

Longwood fell behind 10- 
2 to start the game, and still trailed 
18-8 with 13:38 left in the half 
before an 1 1 -0 run put LC in front 
19-18 at the 10:40 mark on a 
jumper by Pryor. 

Pfeiffer wen I back ahead as 
the two teams traded baskets for 
several minutes, and led for the 
last time at 35-34 around the six- 
minute mark. A three-point play 
the old fashioned way by Pryor 
put the Lancers in front to stay at 
37-35 with 5:35 left in the half. 
LC outscored PU 20-11 the rest 
of the period for me 11-point half- 
time margin. 

Ducharme and Pryor each 
totaled 19 points in the first half. 
The Lancers saw their lead 
trimmed to 57-50 early into the 

points pushed the lead up to 67- 
50 with 15:51 left 

See DANCE p. 15 


Baseball Splits Twin- 
Bill Over Weekend 

Sports Information 

Longwood split a colle- 
giate baseball doubleheader 
against CVAC opponent 
Barton (N.C.) Saturday at 
Lancer Stadium, winning the 
first game 16-7 before drop- 
ping the second game 6-4. 

The third game of the 
three-game CVAC series in 
Farmville was rained out 
with no make-up date sched- 

The Lancers are now 
5-3 overall, 1-3 in the CVAC, 
scheduled to play again 
March 7 at Christopher 

Against Barton in the 
opener, LC senior captain 
Travis Pfitzner/Gar-Field HS 
(5-6) hit for the cycle with 
two singles, a double, a 
triple, and the home run. 

Pfitzner had four RBI 
and scored four runs — earn- 
ing is second career game 
with the elusive cycle. 

Junior captain Adrian 
Watkins/Gar- Field HS (3-4) 
added three hits, including a 
double, with three RBI and three 
runs. Sophomore LaRon Wilson/ 
Lee-Davis HS (3-5) also added 
three hits with two RBI. Fresh- 
man Robbie 
C h i n n / 
HS (2-1) 
took the 
pitching win 
by going the 
6.0 innings, 
scattering 10 
hits and al- 
lowing four 
earned runs 
with six 

In the 
LC got two 
hits each 

Pfitzner (2-3) and Watkins (2-2), 
while freshman Lou Shackelford/ 
Denbigh HS (1-4) collected three 

Freshman Brett Brobston/ 
Grafton HS (0-1) took the pitch- 
ing, allowing five hits and six 
earned runs over the first 5.0 in- 

Through eight games, 
Longwood is being led offen- 
sively by sophomore Orlando 

James/Lee-Davis HS with a .474 

batting average and two doubles. 

James is followed by Wil- 

son (.433), Pfitzner (.406, 4 HR, 
i2 RBI), Watkins (.375, 1 HR, 8 
RBI), and Shackelford (.321, 2 
HR, 10 RBI). 

On the mound, sophomore 

Jason Hunsecker/York HS is 1-0 

with a perfect 0.00 ERA through 

12.0 innings 

with 10 


is followed by 
senior Derrick 
County HS (2- 
1, 3.09 ERA, 
11.2 innings, 13 
strikeouts), and 
China (2-1, 
3.57 ERA, 22.2 
innings, 21 

Lancers are hit- 
ting .329 as a 
team with 10 home runs and 65 
RBI, while the pitching staff has 
a combined ERA of 3.8 1 through 
59.0 innings with 58 strikeouts. 
Following the Christopher 
Newport game, Longwood will 
play a single game against Eliza- 
beth city State (N.u.) lnursaay, 
March 8 before traveling to North 
Carolina for a three-game week- 
end CVAC series at Mount Olive 
(N.C.) March 10-11. . 

* Counseling Center •§• Counseling Center * 

Dr. Wayne O'Brien and Dr. Maureen Walls are- 
professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There are many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

♦ To understand themselves better 

♦ To improve grades 

♦ To relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety 

♦ To recover from trauma 

♦ To improve relationships 

The Counseling Center is located in Lancaster 
Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 to schedule 
an appointment. 

+ Counseling Center * Counseling Center ♦ 

Women's Golf Up To Par 


Sports Information 

Longwood finished 1 3th in 
the Carolinas Collegiate Classic 
Feb. 26-27, up two spots from the 
first day, by shooting a team total 
of 338-326-664. 

NCAA Division I 
Campbell (N.C.) won the tourna- 
ment with a 318-310-628, eight 
shots ahead of the College of 
Charleston (S.C.) and UNC- 
Greensboro, who tied for second. 

Freshman Ellen Berg/- 
Berzeliusskolin (Sweden) led 
Longwood with a two-day total 
of 82-80- 162. 

Classmate Mary Millage/ 
St. Peter's Secondary (Ont.) fired 
a team-low 79 Tuesday to finish 

with an 89-79-168, and was fol- 
lowed by 
Kacia Shwen/ 
Rock Springs 
(W.Y.), who 
shot a consistent 

Mandy Beamer/ 
Nottoway HS 
and junior Vicki 
Wheeling Park 

(W.V.) HS tied with scores of 84- 
86-170 and 87-83-170, respec- 

The Lancers are led thus far 
by Berg with a 78.25 scoring av- 
erage, Matkovich was next with 

a 79.54 average, followed by 
Beamer with a 79.77 average. 

Millage has a scor- 
ing average of 8 1 .08, and 
is followed by freshman 
Katie Ladowicz/ 

(I.L.) HS with an 85.18 
average, and Shwen, at 

The team's overall 
scoring average was 

Longwood was 
scheduled to finish at the 54-hole 
East Carolina Invitational March 
6 in Greenville, N.C. 

Its next tournament will be 
at the William & Mary Invita- 
tional on March 31 -April 1. 

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Women's Basketball 
Stellar Season Comes 
to an End 

Sports Information 

Longwood was defeated 
69-58 by Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 
March 2 in the CVAC Tourna- 
ment Semifinals in Fort Mill, 

The Lancers will end the 
season at 21-7, having won 13- 
straight games before falling to 
the Crusaders at the conference 

Belmont Abbey shot their 
way to a 34-24 lead at halftime 
behind 47 percent shooting in the 
first period. 

The Abbey pushed the lead 
to 15 soon after the break before 
Longwood made several runs to 
come back to within two points 
midway through the half. 

The Lancers were never 
able to pull even and the Crusad- 

ers eventually put the game away 
from the foul line. 

Longwood was led offen- 
sively by lst-Team All-CVAC 
sophomore Angel Johnson/ 
Albemarle HS, who finished with 
16 points, four rebounds, three as- 
sists, and two blocks in die game. 

CVAC Freshman of the 
Year Kanee* Booth/Wood bridge 
HS picked up her 12th double- 
double of the season, recording 13 
points, 10 rebounds, and a career- 
high five steals. 

SophomoreTta Richardson/ 

Johnson finished the season 
leading Longwood in scoring 
with a 1 7.7 average. Booth aver- 
aged 15.1 ppg. and a team lead- 
ing 8.9 rebounds a game, and 
freshman Toni Matkovich/Wheel- 
ing Park (W.V.) was the team's 
third-leading scorer at 1 3. 1 points 
a game. 

Freshman Erica Marcum/ 
George Washington (W.V.) re- 
mained the team-leader in assists 
throughout the season, averaging 
3.9 assists a game. 

Johnson, Booth, and 
Matkovich each had standout sea- 
son* which placed them in the 
Lancer record-book. Johnson 
places second in Lancer history 
for most free throws made in a 
season with 119, and for free 
throw percentage in a season with 
82.6 percent. 

made 102 free 
throws during the 
season, which 
places her in a tie 
for third for most 
free throws made 
in a season. 

She also 
had the fifth best 
three-point field 
goal percentage 
for a single sea- 
son in LC history 
with a 40.4 per- 

had the highest 
three-point field 
goal percentage 
for a season in 
Longwood history with 47.7 per- 
cent on the year. 

As a team, the 2000-01 
Lancers also set some marks in 
the program's history. 

LC had the highest team 
free throw percentage for a sea- 
son, shooting 70.0 percent from 
the foul line. 

Longwood also broke two 
single-game point sewing records 
this year. 

In a 106-95 victory over 
Belmont Abbey on February 12, 
the Lancers set a new mark for 

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Softball Devastating the Competition 

Sports Information 

Longwood was 3-0-1 last 
week, defeating Belmont Abbey 
13-0 and tying them 4-4 March 
1, and then sweeping Virginia 
State 6-0 and 10-0 March 3 at 
Lancer Field. 

LC improves to 9-2-1 on 
the year and 6-0 at Lancer Field. 

In game one versus the Cru- 
saders, LC was led by sophomore 
Shelby Ray/L.C. Byrd HS, who 
went 2-3 with one run and two 
RBI, and classmate Nicole 
Nelson/Park View HS, who was 
2-3 wim two runs scored and an 

Sophomore Andi 

Papadopoulos/Hopewell HS was 
2-3 wim two runs scored and a sto- 
len base. 

In the second game, jun- 
iors Jaime Doni van/Prince 
George HS, Jodi Wolff- 

Coussoulos/Fauquier HS, and 
Colleen Cooney/Stafford HS led 
the Longwood attack. 

Donivan went 2-4 with a 
run scored and an RBI, Wolff- 
Coussoulos was 1-3 with a run 
scored and an RBi, and Cooney 
went 2-3 with two runs scored. 

Sophomore Jennifer Potts/ 
Loudoun Valley HS started both 
games, picking up one win. 

Against Virginia State, 
Potts was dominant in both 
games, pitching a no-hitter with 
15 strikeouts in the first game, 
and a one-hitter with eight 
strikeouts in the second. 

In the first game the Lanc- 
ers were led by, who went 3-3 
with a run scored, two doubles, 
and an RBI. Papadopoulos was 
2-2 with two singles and an RBI. 

In the second game, Ray 
was 1-2 with a homerun and two 
RBI, and freshman Kelly Burns/ 
Damascus (M.D.) HS went 2-3 

with three RBI. Potts was 2-3 with 
two runs scored in the game. 

Longwood is led offen- 
sively by Papadopoulos with a 
.476 batting average. 

Nelson is batting .412 with 
five RBI, and Potts follows her 
with an average of .324. Potts also 
leads the team in assists with 25 
on the season. 

Ray leads the team with 
nine RBI, mainly on the strength 
of three doubles and two homers, 
which also are team highs. 

Potts has started all 12 
games for LC and has pitched 70 
innings with 45 strikeouts, eight 
complete games and a no-hitter. 

The Lancers will play a 
double-header at NCAA Division 
I Liberty on Thursday, March 8 at 

Longwood then travels to 
participate in the Francis Marion 
(S.C.) Tournament March 9-11. 


^Survival Kit 

"The most effective way to de-stress your life (and keep 
on-track wim your school work!) is to practice good time 
management skills. Utilizing good time management skills does 
not mean scheduling every waking moment of your day, or over- 
structuring your life; to the contrary, practicing good time 
management will allow you more free time and eliminate 
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Procrastination is one of the biggest enemies we have to 
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Here are five pointers to help you to better overcome 
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5. Assign Deadlines. 

the bench to score 10 points for 
LC. Johnson was named to the 
CVNC Championship All-Tour- 

106, and the combined point to- 
tal of 211 was also the most com- 
bined points ever scored in a 
: in the program's history. 

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"Freshmen Survival Kit" is sponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta. It 

is a freshmen honor society here at Longwood. 

' I 


DANCE cont'd p.12 

Pfeiffer attempted a couple 
of late runs at LC but could get 
no closet than 11 points on two 
occasions (7 1 -60, 12:15) and 92- 
81,2:15). The blue and white led 
by as many as 19 points in the sec- 
ond half, 82-63, with 5:08 left on 
the clock. 

In addition to Ducharme 
and Pryor's efforts, Longwood 
also got 15 points and six assists 
from Cunningham, while Isaacs 
added eight points, with sopho- 
more Zech Boyd (4.0 ppg.) and 
Lartey each contributing six 

The Lancers finished the 
game shooting 58% (42-72) from 
the field, including 57% (4-7) on 
three-pointers, and 86% (12-14) 
at the ftee throw line. Pfeiffer got 
27 points from lst-Team All- 
CVAC selection Nem Sovic. 

Longwood's 22 wins are 
the 3rd-most wins in school his- 
tory, and the post-season tourna- 
ment entry marks only the third 
NCAA Division II Tournament 
appearance in the 25-year history 
of the program, and the first post- 
season invitation since 1995. 
What. a difference a year can 

"This is something the 
players can always be proud of — 

going from worst to first in one 
year," added Leeder. "I am espe- 
cially happy for our seniors be- 
ing able to play in the NCAA 

Longwood is ranked #2 1 in 
this week's NABC/Division II 
Bulletin Weekly Top 25, return- 
ing to the national poll for the first 
time since Jan. 22 (15th). 

The other East Regional 
teams include #2 seed Charleston 
(W. Va.) (23-6), #3 seed Salem In- 
ternational (W.Va.) (24-6), and #6 
seed Clarion (Pa.) (19-9). 

If interested in attending the 
East Regional contest Thursday 
night, tickets will be available at 
the door — $8 for general admis- 
sion and $3 for students. An all- 
sessions pass is available for $20 
that covers all three days of the 

The Hornets Training 
Center is located approximately 
1 5 minutes from downtown Char- 
lotte, N.C. just off 1-77 South with 
signs for the facility off the inter- 
stale at Fort Mill, S.C. — the same 
exit for the Charlotte Knights 
Baseball Stadium — overall 
about a four-hour drive from 

All Lancer post-season 
tournament action can be heard 

locally on radio station WFLO, 
95.7 FM as well. 

ARTIFACTS cont'd p. 10 

immedi alley got in touch 
with the Chappell family. 

The articles that were found 
not only differed in typebut also 
differed in age. 

There was an orange piggy 
bank; a sickle, which was dated 
anywhere from the 1870's to the 
1880's; a carnival glass bottle; a 
toy canon which dates back to the 
Korean War; a shower or hose 
nozzle; an empty bottle of tobacco 
pipe cleaning fluid; a 1919 pic- 
ture of the Chappell family home; 
the 1937 prayer book that be- 
longed to Graham Trent Chappell. 

In attendance to recieve the 
lost heirlooms were returned to 
Mr. and Mrs. William Cabot 
Chappell, Jr. and their daughter 
'Martha. Interestingly enough, 
Martha attended Longwood for 
two years, but finished her edu- 
cation in California. 

Martha Chappell, upon 
recieving the news that her great- 
aunt's effects were found, sent a 
letter to Dr. Jordan, in which she 
states, "things have changed a 
great deal... it reminds us all too 
clearly of our own mortality." 

Not only do seeing the heir- 
looms and lost articles remind us 
of our mortality, but also our heri- 


» Information 

Longwood defeated 
Lynchburg 9-4 at Lancer Meld 
February 27. The Lancers scored 
their nine goals on only 16 sh«3 
in the game. 

Longwood went ahead 
early and never looked back 
against the Hornets. 

LC got two goals and one 
assist from senior Kris Denson/ 
Stafford HS and three goals and 
three assists from classmate 
Natalie Smith/Albemarle HS. 

Freshman Carlee Ullery/ 
Albemarle HS scored twice and 

sophomore Lindsey Worrell/ 
Catholic HS picked up a goal and 
an assist. Freshman Kristy Tay- 
lor/Bishop Ireton picked up one 
goal in her first collegiate game. 

Senior Rachel Bunn/North- 
easi (Md.) HS started and made 
six saves before being relieved by 
freshman Stacey Schmidt/Eastern 
(NX) HS in the second half. 

Schmidt also made six 
saves while in goal for the Lanc- 

Longwood was scheduled 
to face StonehiU (Mass.) March 
6 at 3:30 p.m., and then Regis 
(Mass.) on March 7 at 7t00 



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Volume 80, Number 15 

Assaulting Barnyard Animals Since 1920 

March 29, 2001 

Mable Leaves Longwood to Launch Pro Wrestling Career 

Flat on Her Back 

As most students and fac- 
ulty know, Phyllis L. Mable will 
retire as Vice-President for Stu- 
dent Affairs at the end of the 200 1 
spring semester. 

However, last week Ms. 
Mable came out with the shock- 
ing announcement that upon leav- 
ing Longwood, she will embark 
on a journey as a WWF wrestler. 

Ms. Mable will adopt 'the 
name, "Mable the Pool Table," 
and will be touted as The Rock's 
love interest in the ring. 

"Mable the Table" for short, 
will join a long list of famous 
wrestlers, such as Chyna, Stone 
Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and 
The Undertaker. 

When asked how she plans 
to prepare for this new strenuous 
job, Mable die Table replied that 
students can find her pumping 
iron in the gym for several hours 
a day. " 

She also has been training 
with Longwood's wrestling team 
and practicing her moves. 

"Oh, boy," she chuckles, 
"You should 
see me take out 
those frat boys 
who think 
they're so 
tough! My 
sleeper will 
take anyone 

benches about 
200 pounds 
right now, and 
says her biceps 
and abs have 
much more 

officials say 
they haye 

many plans for this new addition 
to the ring. A new ad campaign 
featuring Phyllis Mable scantily 
clad in blue leather (similar to 

Chyna) will appear on many net- 

The ads will feature Ms. 
Mable with The Rock and the slo- 

Ducharme to R 

Photo by Kevin Bopp 

gan, "Watch out for Mable the 
Pool Table! She'll stick her eight 
ball in your corner pockei before 
you know it!" And then The Rock, 

after giving her a big kiss, shouts, 
"And guys, watch those cue 

When asked if she is intimi- 
dated by the 
hulking fig- 
ures of the 
WWF pros, 
Mable the 
Table says the 
she and The 
Rock actually 
go back a long 

" O h 
yes, The Rock 
actually at- 
College for a 
semester and 
he was very 
involved in 
student activi- 
ties. But I'm afraid he had a little 
too much aggression for the 
Longwood faculty and was asked 
to leave. But we always kept in 

touch. He really helped me when 
I told him I wanted into the ring." 

Mable the Table will rival 
Chyna as the sex symbol of the 
WWF. "I'm almost as buff as 
Chyna," says Mable, "but I think 
I have a much sleeker and more 
physically appealing physique." It 
will be up to the viewers to de- 

WWF will host a series of 
votes on its website,, 
asking viewers to vote for either 
Chyna or Mable the Table. The 
winner will be featured in a 
Smackdown! Fight arid will win 
a $500,000 bonus. 

In addition to her busy days 
at WWF, Mable the Table will 
moonlight for the struggling XFL 
football league, in an attempt to 
boost their ratings. "I think I want 
to go head to head with Jesse 
Ventura," she states. 

And the students at 
Longwood will place their bets 
with "Mable the Table." 

Thanks to Loophole 

Mad Cow 

"Irs as surprising to me as 
it is to anyone else," said Colin 
Ducharme Friday after finding 
out that due to a loophole in Di- 
vision II regulations, he is still al- 
lowed another year of athletic eli- 
gibility. " 

"k's a pleasant surprise to 
aU of us," commented Athletic Di- 
rector Don Lemish According tc- 
JLemish, there seems to be a rule 
j hi Division H athletics that allow 
that has transferred from 
fa Divisioa I school *b extra year 



coach Mar 

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"We are extremely excited 
about having Colin back for one 
raore season, especially with the 
graduation of Jay Louden, Isaac 
Laney, and B.J. Buford," said 
coach Mike Lecder, "Hopefully 
he can give us as greii aa effort 
next season as he dM this past 
year, which I fully e*jj»6the can." 

It will fee hart ibe Colin to 
improve much more over Ms ef- 
rta from this past year, in which 
he led the team in vkmRy every 
statistical category except for 

The return of Ducharme 
means that the Laucea 

■ to keep their entire starting 
line up intact from tfais past mm 
son. Its always 1 
someone with the caliber ol 

Rotunda Staff Member Arrested 
for Sexually Assaulting a Bovine 

All Fours 

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team and 


In a college student's world 
of drinking, drugs, and casual sex, 
it is disturbing to think that men 
would actually go to places other 
than Stubbs or Wheeler 
for their "pleasures." 

Sadly, though, it was 
one of our own reporters 
that made such a mistake. 
While we at The Rotunda 
are unhappy with this turn 
of events, we still feel it 
our duty to the students, 
faculty, and admins tration 
to report on it. 

While cruising the 
mean streets of Farmville not too 
long ago, Jared Underwood was 
caught on film sexually assault- 
ing a COW thitt tv £! 't'ftd!!! !H 

front of a local business. 

The cow offered no protest 
that we are aware of, but the po- 
lice were called to the scene not 
long after the picture was taken. 

Screaming his innocence, 
the bovine molester was taken to 
the Farmville Municipal Jail 
where he still resides awaiting 

Unfortunately, the photog- 

Photo by: Kim Urann 

rapher will be forced to testify 
against one of her staff. She says, 
"I am very upset with Jared for 

»hic ramnanf ahuse There will be 

consequences for his actions." 

The arresting cop, Officer 
Barbrady, was just as bewildered 
as the rest of the college and town 
when he got to the scene of the 


"We all know bout stump- 
trained cows, but most folks 
round here aren't so clanged ob- 
vious bout it. This is a damned 
shameful thing for the commu- 
nity. Damned shameful." 

When asked to 
speculate what may have 
caused the deviant behav- 
ior in such an upstanding 
citizen, Barbrady replied, 
"Well, he was having some 
difficulties with a gal 
friend of his. 'Parently she 
was less than satisfying." 
Underwood, though, 
claims a different story 
about his reasons for the assault 
"It was there," he said "I 
couldn't resist." 

The trial is set to take place 
on Tuesday, May 8, at 1:30 p.m. 
in the Price Edward County 
Courthouse and is open to the 








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Red Cross Thanks Longwood 

Dear Editor 

On behalf of the American 
Red Cross, I would like to extend 
my sincere thanks to Longwood 
College for supporting the blood 
drive on March 6 and 7. 

Without the diligent support 
and effort of our sponsoring group 
Alpha Phi Omega, as well as the 
students and staff, the Red Cross 
would not be able to help family 
and friends near and far. 

The outpouring of concern 
was shown by a record number 
of 225 people coming out to give 

the Red Cross cannot do its job 
without the constant caring of the 
American People. 

We are thankful each and ev- 
ery day for the goodness of people 
and the compassion of a country. 
Without you mere is no gift of life. 

Without you, the American 
Red Cross cannot help those in 
need. Thank you for helping us! 

Lisa P. Baity 
American Red Cross 
Appalachian Regional Blood 

Donor Recruitment Repre- 

As the nations blood supplier, sentauves 

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Fertility Goddess 

Phone: 804-395-2120 

Fax: 804-395-2237 

Kim "Jungle Fever" Urann 

Crash Test Dummy Danielle "Dip Down My Pants" Pezold 
High Priestess Stephanie "Lollipop" Riggsby 

Sex Therapist Michele "Edible Underwear" Thompson 

Beauty School Dropout Liz "Otis* #1 Fan" Richards 

Bong Inspector 
Flat on her Back 
Monkey Spanker 
Mad Cow 
Future Pom Star 
Slut Tester 

Driving Instructor 
Dirty Sailor 
Chief Gladiator 

Bryson "Missing In Action" Minnix 

Dawn "Hide the Salami" Kanehl 

AUyson "I Know Not to Blow" Blake 

Jared "Hoof and Mouth" Underwood 

Anthony "Does it in the Dark" Colucci 

Kevin "No, the Candy Was for Me" Bopp 

Kevin "I Am What I Eat" Rock 

Allison "Squeeze the Tip" Beverley 

Brian "I Wanna Be Pregnant" Jones 

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The Rotunda is an equal opportunity employer. 

Dear Editor: 

I picked up the latest issue 
(March 1, 2001) of The Rotunda 
today hoping to find a review of 
the recent production of True 
West, held in the Nancy Haga Stu- 
dio Theatre in J arm an. 

What I found was a last 
minute compilation of base facts 
relevant to any theatre production, 
awful sentence structure, contra- 
dictions, and a lack of reporting 
in general. 

It seemed like the reporter 
was striving to meet guidelines 
for the article rather than seek the 
facts of the production. 

I know for a fact that no re- 
porters showed up during die re- 
hearsal period to question the ac- 

I am even uncertain as to 
whether the director was inter- 

Had the reporter spent more 
time on his/her assignment, they 
would have found a few things to 
be different. 

First of all, they would have 
found the time to write a better 

mash material they have thrown 
onto your usually insightful 

I give two examples of ques- 
tionable sentence structure: 

"The cast consisted of four 
characters, all Longwood student 
theatre department majors" 

"The cast members knew 
their lines and exact timing cor- 

These sentences are confus- 
ing to the reader and are not clear. 

Further error occurs in the 
writers contradiction of his/her 
self, with die following two sen- 
tences appearing in the same ar- 

This along with the plot be- 
ing long and drawn-out made the 
play difficult to follow for audi- 
ence members" 

"...The relation Sam 
Shephard made to the Biblical 
Story of Cain and Abel could eas- 
ily be seen by audience members" 

Such contrast could only be 
explained if the author was speak- 
ing directly for two separate 
members of the viewing audi- 

article regardless on the mish- ence. 

The last folly comes from 
lack of follow-up on behalf of 
your staff. 

Upon further reporting ef- 
forts, one would have found that 
the scheduled signer for the per- 
formance on Friday, February 23, 
failed to show up for interpreta- 
tion to the hearing impaired. 

Also, your reporter failed to 
find that the epilogues, to be given 
by the actors involved, were can- 
celed due to lack of interest by 
audience members. 

Perhaps if your reporter had 
shown up to one of these epi- 
logues you would not be reading 
my letter at this juncture. 

I have always expected pro- 
fessional output from your staff 
for The Rotunda, and on this oc- 
casion I have been disappointed. 
I ask you to see my commen- 
tary as a challenge to your report 
ing staff writers, to take the time 
to produce something of truth and 
substance for their viewing pub- 

Respectfully Yours, 
David E. Janeski 

Judicial Board Sanctioned Letter 
about Alcohol and its Effects 

Dear Student Body: 

Driving while under the influ- 
ence of alcohol is an offense that 
carries infinite, and drastic con- 
sequences within a person's life. 

Not only is this person going 
to spend a night in jail and deal 
with the repercussions from their 
parents, but he or she can also 
expect the other areas of their life 
affected by just one irrational de- 

One who drinks and drives 
can expect financial and non-fi- 
nancial costs associated with driv- 
ing a car under the influence of 

If a person is convicted of 
driving under the influence (DWI/ 
DU1), he or she can lose their 
driver's license, be heavily fined 
and jailed. 

The penalty for a first offense 
is up to a year in jail and a maxi- 
jjjirm t25(X^ 00 ^ine —vj^ Sssf!££* 
sion of your operator's license for 
a period of one year, as well as a 
mandatory requirement that the 
driver's license of the person be 
suspended immediately for a pe- 

riod of seven days. 

It is possible to obtain a re- 
stricted license that will allow a 
person to drive for very limited 
purposes, once you pay fines and 
costs, if the judge authorizes a 
restirced license. 

The average cost of fines, le- 
gal representation, and other Dirt 
expenses in Virginia is approxi- 
mately $5000. 

Anyone will agree that a night 
of drinking, then getting behind 
the wheel is just not worth that 
much money. 

If someone kills or maims 
somebody else because of their 
drinking and driving, you will not 
only pay the legal consequences, 
but it's likely you will remember 
it the rest of your life. 

Living with someone else's 
"blood on your hands" is one 
thing that no person would ever 

*«*• VlilM' 

tional taxation, and constant re- 
minders resulting from an alco- 
hol incident like that is so great 
that the offender may never be 
able to forgive him or herself ever. 

A person may be convicted of 
DWI/DUI with a .08 percent 
blood alcohol concentration 
(BAC) or greater without further 
evidence. However, drivers ar- 
rested with a BAC below .08 per- 
cent may still be convicted with 
proof of impairment. 

A person may also be re- 
quired to take a blood test to see 
if you are driving under the influ- 
ence of over-the-counter, pre- 
scription or illegal drugs. 

If a person is convicted of re- 
fusing to take a blood or breath 
test, your license will be sus- 
pended for one year. 

If the person is less than 21 
years of age and has a BAC be- 
tween .02 and .08 he or she may 
be convicted of Driving an Auto- 
mobuc While Illegally Consum- 
ing Alcohol. 

College students, in particu- 
«sr, mum Uiit k DUI conviction 
will never happen to them, but let 
me reassure you, if you drink and 
drive I can almost guarantee it. 



Hie Apfiwst im 

"If you're not mad^you're not paying attentionf' 


Verbal Diarrhea 

"The Activist" is your outlet for battling social injustice and things that suck. This is your 
chance to do something about societal evils, instead of just whining about them. So speak up 
and act up. Because if you 're not mod, you 're not paying attention. E-mail activist ideas to 

Dining Hall Really Needs To Clean Up Act 

This letter is in response to 
the Activist on March 1 , by guest 
writer James Hare. 

Although many of Mr. 
Hare's complaints came across as 
one giant sobfest, he did hit the 
nail on the head with one of his 
points: the cafeteria food. 

Many days the cafeteria is 
so crammed full of people it prob- 
ably exceeds a maximum limit by 
the fire department. 

There is no room to move 
around and when patrons finally 
arrive at an empty table, to then- 
utter despair the legs wobble so 
badly the trays slide off as if in- 
volved in a massive earthquake. 

So it's off to the grand din- 
ing hall- when it's open, of course. 

All of these travesties could 
perhaps be overlooked if the caf- 
eteria was clean, the workers were 
friendly, and the food was good. 

The salad bar is always 
covered with gobs of sal ad dress- 
ing, the tables are filled with 
scraps of leftover food, and there 
is always a perennial shortage of 

Why does it take the staff 
ten minutes to refill the ketchup 
bins on onion ring and chicken 
philry sandwich day? 

I think a ketchup riot almost 
broke out at the condiment bar! 

Heaven forbid a student 
forget his or her ID, because the 
mean stares and grunts from the 
card swipers are just not worth it. 

And just what student 
would lie about his/her status on 
campus to get into the dining hall? 

Which brings me to my fi- 
nal complaint about the actual 

Mr. Hare was right when he 
said, "...I've found no schools that 
have poorer choices on the week- 

It's really sad to leave an 
all-you-can-eai dinner bar hungry, 
but that's what happened to me 
on Sunday. 

And let me tell you, I'm no 
Porky Pig. 

Students, beware the corn 

This usually creamy dish 
'used to be my favorite, until last 
week when the cafeteria-OOPS !- 
forgot to put water in it 

Let's just say a fork and 
knife were necessary to get 
through that one. 

But back to the weekends. 
Why isn't there a grill or even 
pizza on the weekend? 

I know a lot of students ei- 
ther go home or eat out, but do 
the rest of us have to suffer? 

All I want on a Saturday 
night is some pizza or a nice ham- 
burger and all I got was... dried 

Just a reminder to the stu- 
dents here on campus: don't you 
dare arrive a second past one 
o'clock for brunch on Saturday or 

Despite the fact that most 
of us don't even wake up until 
then, you will not get any food 
from one until four-thirty, 

A couple of weeks ago I 
managed to slip in just before they 
closed the doors. After looking 
around at the food, I decided to 
go for an omelette. 

But upon my arrival, I was 
cruelly rejected from the line by 
the staff as being too late. 

Not only cruelly rejected, 
but very rudely and 
embarassingly rejected. As if 

L^ir.g one u « 

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kill them. 

Oh, if only I could have a 
dollar for every hair I've found 
in my food! 

Hair in the potatos, hair in 
the wraps, hair in the salad. 

Really, I'm sure I could 
meet my daily fiber requirement 
just from these stray strands. 

The cafeteria should also 
provide more healthful options 
for those students who don't al- 
ways enjoy greasy chicken, dry 
beef, or an evening of... well, di- 
gestive upset. 

How about the "Good For 
You" bar, which used to post the 
calorie and fat content of its food? 

I haven't seen that in a few 

If anything, that sign on the 
wall of the "Good For You" bar 
helps make identification of the 
food much easier. 

So, what is the cafeteria 
going to about the? 

First, get some new 
tables.. .it will help decrease the 
amount of people wandering 
around aimlessly, hoping they 
won't have to eat while standing. 

Second, it's usually a good 
idea for management to take the 
cleanliness and appearance of its 
establishment into consideration - 
the cafeteria should do the same. 

And last but not least, 
please give at least a semblance 
of interest to those poor students 
who are so broke they can't even 
afford Burger King's $.50 cheese- 
burgers and are forced to eat in 
the dining hall on the weekends. 

All I want on a Friday or 
Saturday night is a burger and 
fries, with lots of ketchup. Hon- 
est, I'm not that hard to please. 

But please, no cruddy dried 
up pasta shells with which even 
my idum amieiii *ul«s4ui* mauu 
not have chewed with then- sharp 
canine teeth! 

Dirty Sailor 

A doomsday cult detonates 
hundreds of neutron bombs and 
95% of the population has been 
wiped out. 

You manage to survive and 
are the only person alive in a ra- 
dius of 1 ,000 miles. 

There are no more cops, no 
more laws, and every conceivable 
resource is at your disposal. 

What do you do? 

That's right, PARTY 

The fust thing I'd do is get 
drunk and streak all over the East 
Coast. From Albany to Atlanta, 
my hairy buttocks would be ex- 
posed and cooled by the gentle 
breeze of the Atlantic. 

Along the way, I'd rob ev- 
ery single bank I came across. 

I would be so rich I'd make 
a towel out of hundred dollar bills 
and toilet paper out of twenties. 

What a sight for Jackson to 
be exposed to! 

Next, I'd go to the most ex- 
pensive restaurant and cook my- 
self a bunch of steaks and sun- 

Then, of course, Fd rob the 
place. Also, I'd eat while in my 
boxers and drink all the booze. 

Then Td get up on stage and 
tinkle the keys of the piano. Mind 
you I can't play the piano worth a 
crap, but that ain't gonna stop me 
from belting out James Brown's 
greatest hits. 

Then I'd go to DC and 
moon the White House. After- 
wards Td dig up the body of JFK 
and slap him. 

Don't ask me why, but Td 

At this time, I'd notice that 
there are some survivors around. 

These guys were former 
moles... I mean FBI agents and 
have become cloak-wearing can- 

Luckily I raided a few Ma- 
rine armories and have enough 
firepower to blow up the moon. 

I waste the cloak-wearers 
and head for California. 

There I find nothing but 
beautiful, buxom nymphomani- 
acs that haven't seen a man in 

Excuse me while I repopu- 
late the species. . 

# OT<»dJ)RK5 


+ To the basketball team for making it all the way to 
the semi-finals in the NCAA Division II Tourney!!! 

+ To the Alternative Spring Participants for working 
hard during their Spring Break. 

+ To all the organizations and groups that have partici- 
pated in W.I.S.H. week, as well as to the supporting 
faculty and staff members. 

+ To Tina in the Dining Hall for holding open the 
brunch line for students working on the potato drop. 


- To the people who think that the pavement in front of 
Cox and Wheeler is for their own personal use. 

- To the cold weather; is this not supposed to be 

- To all of the mammals and reptiles and amphibians 
who have dared to bite Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. 

Send your Props and Drops to rotunda @ long wood. I 



cclaimed UVA Poet Visits Longwood 

High Priestess 

On Wednesday, March 21, 
Gregory Orr of the University of 
Virginia performed in the fourth 
and final installment of the Writ- 
ers' Series sponsored by the En- 
glish Department, 

After his introduction given 
by Dr. Craig ChaHender, Orr 
jstepped up to the podium and 
opened that evening's reading 
with two poems about the death 
of his brother in a hunting acci- 
dent which Orr later called "a de- 
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Note from the Editor: 

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Dear Career Corner: 

I was wondering if you had 
any information on jobs or vol- 
unteer work for science majors. 

Lave the Outdoors 

Dear Outdoors: 

If you really "love the out- 
doors" we have information on 
dozens of summer camps that 
need camp counselors who know 
a thing or two about the environ- 
ment. But if you're more of an 
indoor person who loves science, 
feel free to come by our office and 
browse through our internship 
and job listings. 

Internships and volunteer 
work are great ways to build your 

resume, making you a more at- 
tractive candidate for future jobs. 

We also have a Resume 
Writing program coming up on 
April 10 at 3:30 p.m., Lancaster 
139. Join us to find out how to 
effectively apply for internships 
and summer positions. 

If you have any questions, 
please feel free to call our office 
at x2063 or visit Lancaster 139. 
And don't forget to visit our web 
site at, click on 
"Student Life" and then "Career 

If you have a question for 
Career Corner, send an email to 
lecareer® longwood Iwc. edu. 

On March 8, 2001, The Rotunda ran an article entitled "Dr. Millar is 'Free at Last!"' written by Stephanie 
Riggsby which is in need of clarification at the request of Dr. Jack Millar. Riggsby wrote, "Dr. Millar is 
often described by many as 'bitter' and hates students with a burning passion." She meant that around 
campus people often associate the idea of bitterness and hatred toward students with Dr. Millar. She in no 
way intended to imply that Dr. Millar claims he hates students, and The Rotunda would like to offer its 
apologies to Dr. Millar and our readers for this confusion. 

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A Moment with Britney: The Truth About Boobies 

High Priestess 

While on Spring Break, I 
had the ultimate honor of meet- 
ing with Britney Spears after a 
concert she performed at one of 
the local malls where I live. 

She agreed to sit down to 
an interview after I had done the 
following three things: 1) Told her 
what my three favorite songs of 
hers were, 2) Told her how cute 
her boyfriend is, and 3) told her 
that, "No, your butt doesn't look 
big in that." Here's what she had 
to say. 

BS: I just want you to know 
that this is just like the coolest 
thing ever, I've never been inter- 
viewed by a school newspaper, 

SRj Well Britney I just want 
to start this interview by saying 
thank you so very much for al- 
lowing me to speak with you. 

BS: Oh My God! It's like, 
no problem, I mean, I have to stay 
in touch with my fans. Even the 
much older ones. 

SR: Now Britney let me 
start with one question that no one 
can seem to get off of their minds. 
If I offend you please tell me. 

BS: Sure. 

SR: Britney, your breasts, 
did you have them done? 

BS: Done? Huh? What do 
you mean? 

SR: Well, I mean did you 
have a boob job? 

BS: Oh, oh yeah. Yeah defi- 


SR: Really? Why did you 
have them done? 

BS: My manager and my 
Mom thought it would be a great 
career move. Bigger breasts mean 
more boys looking at me and 
more girls wanting to look just 
like me. I figured it would be 
worth it if I could get more air- 
time on MTV. 

SR: Well, has it worked? 

BS: God yes! I mean, 
Stephanie, can I call you 

SR: Oh yeah sure. 

BS: Well Stephanie, do you 
know who directed my last video? 

SR: I haven't a clue. 

BS: Herb Rifts!!!! 

SR: Oh, the photographer. 
I know his work. 

BS: Oh my God, like he 
would have never ever wanted to 
direct my video had it not been 
for the fact that I got a boob job. I 

mean, these babies are the best 
investment that I have ever made. 

SR: Well, if you really think 

BS: Oh God yes! I really 
feel that these suckers have made 
me more money on my tours and 
pictures and stuff than before I did 
it Justin likes them too! 

SR: Justin Timberlake of 

BS: Yeah that's my baby 

SR: How long have the two 
of you been dating now? 

BS: Well, on and off really 
since the first tour. We've known 
each other forever really, ever 
since we were kids. God Chris- 
tina was so mad when we decided 
to come out as a couple! 

SR: Christina Aguilera? 

BS: Oh she was so mad at 
us. You knew about Enrique 
Iglesias and she right? She was all 
trying to date him and he basically 
tries to ignore her as much he can. 

Anyway, we came out right 
after he stopped calling her. 
Needless to say she was fit to be 
tied. Oh she wouldn't speak to me 
for weeks after that. The first time 
she and I saw each other after that 
was when we presented together 
at the VMAs. 

SR: Did you feel any pres- 
sure to come clean with your re- 
lationship with Justin due to ru- 
mors about the recent loss of your 

BS: To be perfectly honest 
with you, Justin and I have been 

Sports Tragedies Mar Longwood Baseball 

Staff Whore 

Approaching the midpoint 
of the spring season, Longwood 
baseball has been a hot and cold 
team, going 4-9 in the CVAC but 
9-0 against non-conference oppo- 

However, the team suffered 
major setbacks in this past 
weekend's series of games against 
conference opponent Pfeiffer. 

Staff ace Derrick Ellison 
fell victim to an accident of freak- 
ish proportions in the third inning 
of the first game Saturday. 

The tall lefty wound up and 
delivered a fastball to Pfeiffer's 
clean-up hitter, men watched in 
amazement as his arm literally 
detched from its socket, tore away 
from his shoulder, and wound up 
in the fifth row of the stands. 

Players from both sides 

watched a stricken Ellison stag- 
ger off the mound, as first aid 
workers rushed to his side. 

An alert fan managed to 
pick up the limb, dust it off, and 
pack it in his beer cooler. The arm 
was rushed to the hospital. 

This is a tragedy," Coach 
Buddy Bolding was overheard 
saying. "Derrick is a fine kid with 
a great future, and for this to hap- 
pen now is just awful." 

There was no timetable 
given for Ellison's return, but 
early prognostications point to 

Ellison could not be 
reached for comment, but wit- 
nesses heard him saying "ow" in 
many forms (some unprintable.) 

In related news, 
Longwood's starting outfield 
corps (LaRon Wilson, Lew 
Shackelford, Dave Trumbower, 
and Orlando James) are still at- 

tempting to identify the assailant 
who put icy-hot in their jock- 

Leading suspects at this 
time are back-ups looking for 
playing time or a pitcher bitter 
over defensive miscues. 

Lastly, captains Travis 
Pfitzner and Adrian Watkins were 
suspended three games each for 
a fight during the team road trip 
March 10-1 1 at Mount Olive. 

A teammate, who asked 
that he not be identified, said the 
fight was over a game of chess. 
It seems both players wanted to 
play black. 

This will NOT be a prob- 
lem in the future," coach Bolding 
stated adamantly. "Next time they 
want something to do on a trip, 
they'll play "Que" or nothing at 
all." In seperate interviews, both 
players said they prefered Colo- 
nel Mustard. 

doing the nasty since the first time 
we were on tour together. 

Out rooms connected, and 
our managers were too busy mak- 
ing our appointments that they 
never noticed the two of us going 
off to be alone together. Kurt 
Loder already promised that when 
Justin and I set a date he'll an- 
nounce it live on MTV news and 
that he'll get someone really cool 
to cover the wedding. 

SR: You're breaking a lot 
of little girls' hearts right now 
with words like that Britney. 

BS: I know, but Justin and 
I love each other and that's what 

SR: What's next for you 

BS: Well lots of stuff actu- 
ally, but it's a secret (winks). 

SR: Can you tell me just 
one little thing? 

BS: Well I suppose I could. 
For my next video, I'll be wear- 
ing a lot less clothes. And Ma- 
donna and her kids and I are go- 
ing to do a song together for some 
charity that my Mom told me 
about, oh and did I mention that 
VH1 is sponsoring a "Go All the 
Way with Britney" contest? 

SR: Good luck to you 

BS: Thanks! 

DUCHARME cont'd p. 1 

With the Ducharme back, 
die starting fives looks like this: 
Ducharme at center with Boyd at 
power forward. Chris Isaacs will 
most likely be in the small for- 
ward position again, giving the 
Lancers extra size on the court 

At shooting guard will be 
leading scorer Jason Pryor and at 
the point will be Marques 

With the starting lineup in- 
tact, iook for the Lancers to im- 
prove next season and challenge 
once again for the CVAC cham- 


Confusion Erupts at 
Survivor Reunion 

Guest Writer 

The televised CBS event 
came racked with confusion as 
CBS studios, located in New 
York's Times Square were 
flooded by aged groupies and 
hardcore fans of the Eighties band 

As former Survivor 'cast- 
aways' Rudy Boesch and Richard 
Hatch sat opposite Bryant 
Gumbel, a huge cry to sing the 
song "Eye of the Tiger" came 
from the audience. "Eye of the 
Tiger" was made famous by its 
use in the Stallone vehicle Rocky 
III, also known as the 'one with 

"I was disappointed," said 
one fan. H We thought it would be 
the reunion tour that we had all 
been begging for, but it turned out 
to be just some boring people talk- 
ing about sitting around and fight- 
ing on an island." 

CBS audience manager 
Rick Corwin says that there was 
'confusion from minuie one.' "I 
didn't know what was going on. 
The typcial telecast audience is 
usually made up of nicely dressed 
individuals and tourists who want 

to be on TV more than see the 
show. I didn't know why every- 
one was wearing spandex, and I 
was really confused by one 
woman who spoke to me at length 
about how much she wanted to 
sleep with Frankie Sullivan." 
Frankie Sullivan is the guitarist 
for Survivor. 

Susan Hawk, the thirteenth 
banished from the show, was sur- 
prised by the audience reaction. 
"Normally when I do one of these 
things people are so nice, they ask 
me if I meant all those things 
about being stranded in the desert 
and all that Here they just kept 
shouting 'play Burning Heart.' 
That was from Rocky TV right? 
The one with the Russian? That 
was a good one, but I don't think 
the guy who played Gorbachov 
really looked like him. They got 
that thing on his head all wrong." 

Survivor, broken up since 
1989, has tried a reunion once 
before in 1997, however it proved 
to be unsuccessful. The end of the 
eighties and the apparent lack of 
boxing movies that center around 
Sly Stallone tore the band apart 

According to the group's 
publicist, no new tows are sched- 



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On The Road With The Barenaked Ladies 

Guest Writer 

I sit dazed in the early a.m. 
struggling to complete some mun- 
dane piece of work assigned only 
to halt my pursuit of a true edu- 

"It's the perfect time of year 
somewhere far from here." The 
lyrics still screamed through my 
head nearly as long as last night. 

All this suffering that I was 
enduring was well worth the pre- 
vious night's entertainment. 

The Barenaked Ladies put 
on one of the best shows I've seen 
in a while. 

Monday afternoon: We 
packed the few things that we 
needed and left shortly after 4:20, 
refusing to be halted by the 
gloomy weather. 

Arriving late, we skipped 
what most call the opening band, 
which we called dinnertime. 

I walked in to the venue in 
perfect time to see BNL take the 

I would have seen the first 
song if I hadn't been pissing the 
night away. 

They opened in an explo- 

sion of light and sound with "Too 
Little Too Late." 

An appropriate song heard 
from the bathroom. 

One could not have as- 
sembled a better show. Take ev- 
ery BNL song you like, add a 
couple more that you never heard 
before, shake, and light a fire. 

The show was just that: on 
fire. The show featured all the 
well-known BNL antics including 
some goofy dancing and theatre- 
esque antics. 

At one point, they broke 
into a rap medley including but 
not limited to "Slim Shady" and 
"Who Let the Dogs Out." 

Good for a laugh, 
Barenaked Ladies style. 

Barenaked Ladies had the 
good fortune of being the first 
Rock N' Roll orchestra to play at 
the Siegel Center. 

It was also the bass player's 

A treat for us. 

An attractive woman in 
tight jeans emerged with a cake. 

The entire pavilion led by 
the band sang "Happy Birthday" 
and then they started throwing 


The band played a long set 
which included nearly everything 
from the new album as well as hits 
from Stunt, For me, highlights 
included "Old Apartment" and the 
beloved "Million Dollar Song." 

"If I had a Million Dollars, 
I'd buy a backstage pass," read a 
sign from the front row. 

Following the long set, the 
band came back for two encores 
and the people in front of us 
missed then both in their hurry to 

Ha, goes to show you — 
wait for the lights to come on! 

Apart from what seemed to 
me to be blatant commercializa- 
tion of the part of the band, the 
show was incredible. 

I highly recommend throw- 
ing down $30 and losing a night 
of sleep to see the Barenaked La- 
dies if and when they come 
around. This is a band that is full 
of energy and has nothing but a 
good time. 

Nert week: Trey Anastasio 
and Company from the Land- 

This Week In Lancer Productions 

Lancer Productions has 
sprung into action with the start 
of spring! 

The second annual 
Longwood College Family Feud 
was held from March 19-23 and 
revealed what Longwood stu- 
dents felt was the best snack to 
go along with pizza, as well as 
many other questions that were 
surveyed, The "wRECkia crew" 
(emerged as die winners, taking 

the top prize of $500. 

On Friday, March 23, the 
hit movie Charlie s Angels was 
to an audience of 100 stu 
d then again on Sun*.' 

On Saturday, March 24, 
"The Mentalist," Craig Cargas, 
was back to FarmviHe, to wow, 
once again, the audience of 100, 
with his mind powers. 

The movie, The Legend of 
Drunken Master will be shown at 
7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 
in the ABC rooms of the student 
union, and then again on Sunday, 
April Lai 8 .p.m. 

Followin^flisftBiay night 
showing win he the Kataoke Cos- 
test Round n at 10 p.m. in the 

For all the wrestling fans, 
Lancer Pn 
the Phi 

be showing the Pay-Per-View 
event WrestteMania at 8 p.m. in 
the ABC rooms. 

All students should make 
sure to not leave Longwood on 
Saturday, April 7, for Spring 
Weekend, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m 
on Lankford Lawn behind the 
Student Umoo 

The Mike Plume Band, 

An Evening with Madame F 

Longwood's Department of 
Communication Studies/Theatre, 
die Office of International Stud- 
ies and Multicultural Affairs are 
pleased to sponsor Claudia 
Stevens* An Evening with Ma- 
dame F. 

This one-woman perfor- 
mance explores the life and death 
experience of musk performance 
in concentration camps. 

This unique one-person 
music -drama is based on the true 
story of Holocaust inmates, such 
as Fania Fenelon, who survived 

by performing in die Women's 
Orchestra at Auschwitz. 

An Evening with Madame 
F will run one night only in 
Longwood Colleges * Jarman Au- 
ditorium, March 29, 2001, at 8 
p.m An informal discussion with 
Stevens will take place after the 

Claudia Stevens, musician, 
actor, and playwright, has per- 
formed nationwide with Madame 
Fin cities across America, includ- 
ing Chicago, Atlantic City, Cin- 
cinnati, and Austin, as well as at 

universities and colleges such as 
Vassar, Brown, Wesleyan, the 
University of Florida, and 
dwoughout Virginia. 

Stevens has been published 

in numerous music journals and 
is a scholar of the musk of Rob- 
ert Schumann, 

Madame F u made possible 
throurh a want from the Virginia 

Commission for the Arts. This 
event is FREE and open to the 
publk. For tickets or information, 
call the Jarman Box Office (804) 





Confused Drunk Wanders into Wrong Support Group 

Professional Role Model 

I entered the hall and me- 
andered through the maze of un- 
marked doors, one of which led 
to my personal rebirth. 

Help with my drinking 
problem wasn't the pinnacle of 
my life. Thoughts of the sex that 
I would get were my motivation, 
for I was here at my girlfriend's 

As I walked into the last 
room on the right, I had hope for 
a positive change in my life. I 
could give up the bottle and the 
drugs and do something with my 

The mumbling that I heard 
in the hall got louder as I opened 
the door, becoming a clear con- 

". . .1 just get worked up into 
a frenzy. Once I get started I can't 

seem to stop," casually remarked 
a woman in the low cut black 
blouse sitting across the room. "It 
is impulsive, an obsession of sorts 
. . ." She spoke with a passion in 
her voice. 

She looked as if she might 
explode. My first impression of 
this group was "Man, these people 
got some problems." 

The pseudo-doctor led the 
conversation asking a question to 
which she pondered for some sort 
of answer. No one seemed to no- 
tice as I entered. All eyes and ears 
hung on this lady's every word, 
awaiting a response. 

As the door latched, the 
sound echoed in the now nearly 
silent room. Heads turned and all 
eyes gleamed at me. 

I hadn't been in a drunk 
driving accident and I didn't beat 
my woman. I didn't smoke crack. 
I wasn't a bad person, but these 

glaring eyes made me feel guilty. 

Guilty of what? So I got off 
work and drank a little with my 
buddies. I ate red meat and 
smoked weed too. Condemn me 
to hell, O Heavenly Father. 

"Please have a seat," said 
the moderator breaking the un- 
easy silence. The conversation 
resumed. The lady looked as 
puzzled as before and the leader 
suggested coming back to her. 

A man in a collared shirt 
and bright red sweater stood up 
and introduced himself as Rich- 

"Last week I had a little 
trouble," he began. "I had to throw 
away those new carpets I told you 
guys about." 

Thoughts ran through my 
head: "College, junior year, Jack 
Daniels. ..TOO MUCH Jack 
Daniels. Vomiting. There was no 
way of getting the stains out of 

that damn carpet," I thought to 
myself as he spoke. 

Richard continued as my 
thoughts drifted, "The carpets 
were perfectly fine, it just didn't 
work with the theme of the room. 
The colors didn't match!" 

There was a gasp and for a 
moment you could have heard a 
pin hit the ground. 

The moderator broke in, 
"Now, Rich," he spoke in a sooth- 
ing tone as if he were trying to 
coax the man off the ledge, "you 
can't color coordinate the entire 
world. Sometimes you have to 

Richard nodded in compla- 
cent understanding. 

The moderator looked to 
me and at the moment I knew the 
time was at hand. "Let's hear from 
the newest member of our group. 
What is your obsession?" 

I paused. It all made sense. 

I stood and looked over the ten 
people in a semi-circle. The chairs 
were perfectly arranged. Refresh- 
ments were precisely arranged on 
a table in the back. Everything 
was done with express intent. 

"Obsessive Compulsive," 
ran through my head. "God 
Damn, wrong room," I thought 
over and over as I addressed the 

"My name is Tony. F ve got 
a small problem. I like to drink 
and smoke pot. I'm not a bad per- 
son and it isn't a problem. Com- 
pared to you guys," I said focus- 
ing on Richard, "I ain't got any 

The funny thing is that it 
took a ten minute encounter with 
some of the most depraved people 
on earth to truly convince me that 
not only did I have no real prob- 
lems, but that I was happy and I 
wasn't about to change. 

Barenaked Ladies Otis Douglas: Stranger Than Fiction 

to Rock Bandfest 

Slut Tester 

Bandfest 2001 is coming to 
an Her field near you. After talk- 
ing to the people responsible for 
the event, they all comment that 
"it's going to be big!" 

Although being tight on in- 
formation, it has been discovered 
that there are a few secrets within 
this planning crew. They want the 
students to believe that there is 
going to be co-headliner bands 
Jepetto and Virginia Coalition. 

However this is not the 
case. Since this group of individu- 
als did not get a lot of money from 
the SGA they went into the com- 
munity asking for donations. This 
proved to be very successful. 
They even received a few large 
donations from local business 

The Bandfest committee 

was trying to keep this a secret, 
but their "actual" budget has been 
discovered. If they had anymore 
the SGA would have to go to them 
for money. 

The purpose to having that 
much money is simple: to pur- 
chase a very large band. This is 
what they did. Barenaked Ladies 
is now coming. 

They agreed to come since 
they are planning another show in 
Richmond and are in the area. 
Even though they typically play 
for about $125,000, they agreed 
to play for $60,000 due to the lim- 
ited funds WLCX received from 

Only the lucky few that 
have been awarded backstage 
passes to this event will be al- 
lowed to greet this, band along 
with the others. With the days 
counting down, the tension 

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Beauty School Dropout 

At the age of five, Otis 
Douglas went on his first foxhunt 
Accompanied by his grand- 
mother, the two were riding upon 
their horse in search of some 

His grandmother set 
Otis down on the ground 
for a mere split second, 
when suddenly a fox came 
into vision. At the sight of 
their first potential catch, 
Otis took off running af- 
ter the fox, barehanded. 

His efforts did not 
pay off. In fact, his deter- 
mination left him tempo- 
rarily paralyzed. Otis ran 
so hard and so fast after 
the fox that he was unable 
to walk for two weeks. 

One year in elemen- 
tary school, Otis brought 
in six dozen eggs to color 
for the annual Easter egg 
hunt, the most out of any- 
one in his class. When the 
big day arrived, Otis 
looked and looked and 
looked. At the end of the 
hunt there was not a single egg in 
his basket. A crayon box was 
given to the child that found the 
most eggs, and the one that 
brought the most eggs. 

Perturbed by the fact that he 
didn't find a single egg, Otis was 
still excited to receive a brand 
new box of crayons. 

Born January 21, 1941 in 
Akron, Ohio, Otis Douglas has 
led a life bizarre enough to be 
made into screenplay. 

His parents had a clean way 
of doing things, but they still man- 
aged to live a fast track life. They 
shared a life similar to a movie 

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star's, well, except they didn't 
drink or smoke, and there was 
never any drugs. 

His dad was a professional 

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became a coach. He got his PH.D 
in physical education, and ran a 
special education school. 

His mom was a southern 

lady who stood by her husband 
through everything. They owned 
an airplane, and during football 
season spent more time in the 
plane than at home. 

Adolescence was not kind 
to Otis Douglas. He went to a lot 
of different schools, and had a 
hard time warming up to 
people. He was very anx- 
ious, awkward, and in his 
words, "a pretty horny 
teenage boy." 

For a while he was 
very interested in machin- 
ery and how things 
worked. Poetry and litera- 
ture provided an outlet for 
a lot of pent-up emotions, 
and soon he switched his 
passion for machinery to 

As if adolescence 
and constant relocation 
weren't hard enough, Otis 
had an emotional distur- 
bance known as Obses- 
sive Compulsive Disor- 

He was anxious all 
of the time, and had an 
intense fear of falling up. 
He was terrified that at 
any moment he would just start 
floating up, and never stop. Up 
through space and through the 
universe, he would keep on go- 

Otis was also afraid of chil- 
dren, particularly their fragility 

See OTIS p. 10 





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professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There arc many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

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To improve grades 

To relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety 

To recover from trauma 

To improve relationships 
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OTIS cont'd p. 7 

He was §o frightened that 
be would make a clumsy mistake 
and injure the child, so he just 
stayed away from them. 

After a nervous breakdown 
at the age of nineteen, Otis devel- 
oped the disorder that haunted 
him for fifteen years . 

He went through psycho- 
therapy, received medication, and 
soon went on living his semi-nor- 
mal life. 

The school hopping did not 
stop when Otis went to college. 
Choosing alcohol over school- 
work, he flunked out of 
Randolph-Macon. He transferred 
to the University of Richmond 
and sobered up, deciding it was 
time to get serious about his work 

He received his under- 
graduate degree from mere and 

mrough ever. He cranked out three 
stories in thirty days, one being 
his best work to date. 

In the process of writing the 
story he kept thinking, 1 can't be 
writing this well, it*e unbeliev- 

Trying to get things in or- 
der, and failing, has been the story 
of Otis's life. Take one look at his 
1985 Station wagon, or fry to step 
foot in his office and you'll be bur- 
ied in mounds of papers, empty 
boxes, and God knows what else. 

He claims to be trying to get 
things in order now, but he's fall- 
ing behind. 

Otis says he actually enjoys 
living mis way because hell al- 
ways discover something he for- 
got about, and it's almost like a 
pleasant surprise. 

It causes problems at home, 
especially with his wife. She 


went off to Auburn Unrverstty to doesn't particularly care for Ms 
receive bis Master's in English, sloppy lifestyle, and constantly 
Once that was completed he went gets on him about bis mess. 

to the University of Iowa to earn 
his Masters of Fine Arts degree 
with a concentration in fictional 

Otis had known his wife, 

her at the time husband would ^ct 
killed in a horrible automobile 
accident, but that never happened. 

As soon as she escaped 
from mat marriage, she and Otis 
began dating. At the age of forty- 
two heraacriediiis soul mate and 
they eventually had a efcrM six 
years later. 

Hardy, their boy. is ele 
now, and loves machinery jpst 
like Ins father once did. He a 
enjoys rock climbing .>&<*> 
with his dad. 

Finally at the age of sixty, 
Otis has somewhat settled down 
with his life, but his journey isn't 

He's gotten back into hi 
venting, and has a slew of ideas 
he's testing out, most of which 
focus on environmental invent- 

A sailing wind generator is 

He once told his therapist, for two weeks straight. In the 
"I wish I could write a story so midst of his writing he forgot to 
good, I'd never have to write an- 
other one." His wish came true 
one month during his mid-thirties 
when he had his biggest break- 

Susan, for nineteen years before one invention he's tinkering with, 
they got married While living on which would combine C02 and 
a bus, he once worked on a story hydrogen from seaweed, produc- 
ing more energy than a nuclear 

eat, so he went to his Susan's 
house, all jittery and shaky from 
the lack of nutrients, and asked her 
for some food. 

plant at a fraction of die cost. 

If all goes according to 
plan, we could see the face of Otis 
Douglas on the cover of Fortune 
magazine in the very near future. 

Congratulations to the February 


Kevin Fillman and the 
Men's Golf Team 

"The Special Olympics would not exist 
today - could not have been created - 
without the time, energy, dedication, and 
commitment of the more than 500,000 
Special Olympics volunteers. Special 
Olympics as a movement relies on 
dedicated volunteers to provide athletic 
competition in a variety of Olympic-type 
sports for people eight years of age and 
older with mental handicaps." 

The G.LV.E. Office would like to thank 
Kevin Fillman and the Men's Golf Team 
for being dedicated volunteers to the 
Special Olympics at Longwood. 


The Am azing Adventures of Skunkybutt 

Fertility Goddess 

Skunky is a six-month-old 
kitten who lives with my boy- 
friend, our roommate, and me. 

She is an illegal alien be- 
cause none of us wants to pay the 
outrageous fee enforced by the 
landlord onto all tenants who own 
an animal. Besides, she's small 
and not too smelly, and she hides 
easily in the back room if the land- 
lord ever does come into the 
apartment. It's a fair deal, whether 
the landlord knows about it or not. 

On first inspection, her 
name seems rather unfitting for 
her. She likes to run around the 
house making as much noise as 
possible with her caterwauling 
and galloping from room to room. 

She keeps herself as clean, 
if not cleaner, then most cats but 
maybe because on some level she 
understands just what her name 
means. Of course, it's impossible 
to guess if she even knows that 
Skunky is her name because it is 
the third one given to her by del- 
egates of the household. 

didn't like it too much, and she 
refused to answer to it. Call her 
that now, and you'll get nothing 
but a mean look and a toss of the 

Her second name was just 
Kitty, and she seemed fine with 
that name, but I decided it was too 
generic for my 
cat, so I 
changed it to 
which was then 
shortened to the 

The rea- 
son that 
Skunky is ap- 
propriate is in- 
creasingly ob- 
vious the more 
time that is 
spent with her. 
For starters, she 
answers to it. 
She meows 

when she hears it said sweetly and 
cringes when she knows it's the 
"bad kitty" voice. Granted, she 
did the same thing with the name 

When I asked her if she 
liked the name Skunky better, she 
winked her bad right eye at me 
and yawned. Whether she likes it 
or not, she's stuck with it because 
we like it. It was more appropri- 
ate a few months ago, but has 
lessened somewhat in the past 

Photo by Kim "Jungle Fever" Urann 

Her initial name was Hey- Kitty, but she seems to enjoy be- 
you, but how stupid is that? She ing called Skunky more. 

to notice a pattern, two times 
when she did it the most. 

She farted more around cer- 
tain people than others, almost 
like a "Screw you" fart. When 
these particular people came over 
to visit, she would jump in their 
lap, fart, grin, and walk away. 

were always 
the Silent- 
farts, too, 
that you 
don't expect 
or realize un- 
til they creep 
up on you 
and it's too 
late to hide 
from the 

other times 
she farted 
happen when 
someone is 
playing too rough with her. She'll 
get agitated because her teeth and 
claws aren't enough to deter 
someone from picking on her, so 
she'll launch a chemical attack 

few weeks. 

When we first brought her 
home, she had the worst 
flatulation of any animal, man or 
beast, I had ever encountered. She 
farted incessanUy, but we began that generally stops any form of See SKUNKY p. 11 


Because of these two 
things, I once mentioned that she 
acts more like a skunk than a cat, 
and the loveable name 
Skunkybutt was formed. 

Since she is only six- 
months old, she hasn't reached her 
fullest potential in height, weight 
and intelligence. Well, possibly 
she has with weight because she 
eats non-stop^ but definitely not 
in height and we hope not in in- 

I have another cat who is 
fifteen years old at my parents* 
home and it is generally accepted 
that she has a little pooch hang- 
ing from her gut that sways when 
she walks. She is, after all, closer 
to death than most humans so 
some allowances are made, 

Skunky, though, has the 
same swaying piece of flab, 
though not quite as large as Mit- 
tens, and it seems there is noth- 
ing we can do to get rid of it. 

She has toys to play with, 
and she claims to like them, but 
she also likes to eat. If we don't 
feed her, or try to cut back her 


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are selling raffle tickets to win two 

tickets to the Dave Matthews Concert in 

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Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to 

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SKUNKY cont'd p. 10 

rations, she will scream and 
cry until we have to relent because 
we need sleep and food, too. 

She is a maven for getting 
food off of plates, and she wants 
to eat whatever it is that we are 
eating. If she doesn't like it, she 
at least wants the opportunity to 
play with it. 

Everyone blames this little 
aspect of her character on me be- 
cause I fed her some chicken off 
my plate one of the first nights she 
was here, and now she thinks ev- 
erything will taste like chicken. 

When I try to get her to hy- 
pothesize why she likes to eat 
food off people's plates, or the 
floor, or from the dirty dishes in 
the sink, she just squirms and 
scratches me until I put her 
down. She doesn't like to field 
questions concerning her 
weight. I think she's a little self- 

The other thing we hope 
she will grow out of is her ten- 
dency to be stupid to the point of 
borderline mental retardation. 
Now, I know it's not funny to 
some people to joke about men- 
tal retardation, but if you have 
ever seen a cat run from one end 
of a room to the other four times, 
hitting both walls every time, you 

might begin to understand why I 

She has horrible depth per- 
ception, perhaps going back to the 
bad right eye syndrome. Running 
with one eye closed does tend to 
make it harder to see just how far 
the wall is from her face. 

Another reason her intelli- 
gence is a constant worry: nor- 
mally, any cat, dog, or small child 
will associate a feeling or emo- 
tion with an action if this asso- 
ciation happens often enough. 

For example, if a normal cat 
were to be hit on the head every 
time he went near a potted plant, 
he would get the idea to stay away 
from the plant because plant 
equals pain. Or every time a dog 
relinquishes his bowels outside, 
instead of in the newly-carpeted 
living room, he gets a treat, he 
would understand that outside 
pooping equals yummy treat. 

Not so with Skunky. She 
will scratch on the walls repeat- 
edly causing a nails-on-chalk- 
board sound even though she gets 
a light tap or a swift kick because 
of doing it. 

Afterwards, she will just 
shake her fool head, and then do 
it again, but this time staring right 
at you, daring you to get up and 
hit her one more time because she 
doesn't think you will She will 

attack moving feet as you walk 
from the living room to the 
kitchen to get a soda, and she will 
not stop even though she is 
stepped on (accidentally) or 
kicked (not-so- accidentally ) each 
time she does it She thinks it's a 
game, and she's told me so. 

When I beg to know why 
she must be so bothersome and 
do things mat she knows is wrong, 
she'll reach over demurely and 
scratch me before bounding off to 
hide somewhere and wait for my 
feet to walk by. 

In the end, though, her days 
are just as eventful as any of ours 
could be, and she likes to take her 
emotions out on whoever comes 
home first 

If she feels restless and anx- 
ious from being left alone, she 
looks forward to anyone coming 
home for the distraction of a mov- 
ing target. If she has been having 
a good day, relaxing, sun-bathing, 
or curling up in a toasty warm 
blanket, she will just stretch and 
smile when someone comes 
home, wait for him to make his 
way to the couch to watch TV, 
then curl up in his lap for a few 

She's just as temperamen- 
tal as any human, but she can't 
complain about it so she makes a 
perfect friend. 

Sunday, April 1 , 200 1 

1:30 p.m. 

Starting Point: Lankford Steps 

Registration Fee: $2 

Walk for Battered Women is a one-mile walk in support 

of the prevention of Domestic Violence. 

All proceeds will be donated to Madeline's House. 

The first 175 walkers receive a T-Shirt 

Look for the Registration Table March 26-30 (dinner) 

This event is sponsored by SAFE 


PAGE 12 


MARCH 29, 2001 


Stellar Year Comes to a Close 

Guest Writer 

LC took back to the road on 
March 7th to return to the Char- 
lotte Hornets Training Center in 
Fort Mill, S.C. to prepare for the 
first round of the Division II 
NCAA tournament. 

LC took to the floor on 
Wednesday afternoon for a short 
hour practice that all teams were 
allowed due to NCAA rules. 

On Thursday night at 8 p.m . 
LC came out strong as they took 
on their opponent West Chester 
(PA). Despite the height advan- 
tage that WCU had LC kept mov- 
ing the ball up the floor very 
quickly to gain a 24-8 run over 
7:06 span to put LC ahead. 

LC executed their offense 
to the max to leave the score at 
halfUme 54-42. 

At the start of the second 
half, Ducharme started LC off 
with a three-pointer to lead LC to 
bigger lead of 68-49. 

LC pushed the ball up the 
court never giving West Chester 
time enough to set up their de- 

However, as the end of 
regulation approached LC main- 
tained their advantage but WCU 
came fighting back only to come 
within seven. 

LC held WCU 103-95 to 
prevail and move on to the sec- 
ond round of play in the NCAA. 

The second round of the 
tourney began on Friday at 8 p.m. 
for the Lancers against their 
CVAC rival Queens College. As 
the team loaded the bus to leave 
for the game, the men were very 
pumped up and ready to take care 
of business. 

LC had just previously de- 
feated QC in the CVAC champi- 
onship game the week before. 

Once the Lancers arrived at 
the Training Center, LC claimed 
their locker room and began to 
prepare themselves by getting 
into game mode. 

The team pumped them- 
selves up by cranking up the 
boom box in their locker room to 
listen to their pre-game jams. 

By 8 p.m., LC was ready 
for business, and the only prob- 
lem was Queens. 

Queens had one advantage 
over LC and that was they had the 
Training Center packed with all 
of their fans. 

When pre-game rolled 
around and LC took to the floor 
they were greeted with boo's and 
very rude comments being made 
towards them from QC's fans. 

However, they managed to 
overlook the negative fans and 
focus on warming-up. 

After the teams matched up 
and faced off for the tip-off, 
Queens and LC were battling for 
every possession, playing tough 
defense, and fighting hard just to 
score a basket throughout the en- 
tire game. 

LC rallied from a 1 3-point 
deficit to force QC into overtime. 
Junior transfer Marques 
Cunningham made two free 
throws to tie the score as the rest 
of team on the bench all linked 
arms as he was on the line. 

LC 's bench jumped to their 
feet with excitement as 
Cunningham tied the score with 
only 1 5 seconds left to go in regu- 
lation. Queen's player of the year 
J.R. Gamble attempted a final 
shot in regulation but missed and 
sent both teams into overtime. 

LC and Queens each took 
a timeout as they prepared to play 
five more minutes in overtime. 

However, the overtime al- 
lowed the Queens fans to become 
even more unsportsmanlike to the 
LC fans and team, and once the 
clock started it got even worse. 

One fan threw candy out on 
the court, and other fans pro- 
ceeded to stand under LC's bas- 
ket and call members of the team 
rude names while making ob- 
scene gestures. 

LC continued to work hard 
while blocking those comments 
out of their heads. 

As far as scoring goes LC 
led the overtime 72-70 on a pair 
of free throws from Zech Boyd 
with 3: 18 left to play. 

However, five minutes did 
not seem enough as LC was on 
the free throw line with 1:38 to 
play and down one. 

Queens connected on a fi- 
nal shot in the lane with 34.8 sec- 
onds remaining, putting them 
ahead by one. 

LC had two final attempts 
to win the game, however, LC 
could not convert and QC pre- 
vailed by one at the end of regu- 
lation making the final score 77- 

The coaches, the team, and 
all of the fans at the game were 
very heartbroken about the out- 
come of the game. The four se- 
niors took the loss pretty hard as 

Coach Hostetter said to the 
team on the bus after the game, 
"You guys did a great job this sea- 
son. And I know it doesn't look 
like it right now, but after a while 
we will be able to look at this sea- 
son as a learning experience." 

Those were words of en- 
couragement to try to get the team 
to keep their head up as they 
ended the season by making an 
appearance in the NCAA and 
bringing home the first ever in 
school history CVAC champion- 
ship title. 

However, in my opinion, 
LC won the game against Queens 
because they played from their 
heart and they played with sports- 
manship representing LC very 

All I can say is I'm glad I 
manage a team like the Long- 
wood Men's Basketball Team in- 
stead of Queen's College, because 
at least we play with pride and a 
lot of heart! 

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Field Hockey Players 
Named to National 
Academic Squad 

King of the Jungle 

Longwood College field 
hockey players Jenn Cope/Vir- 
ginia Beach-Tallwood HS, 
Heather KinsUer/Virginia Beach- 
Tallwood HS, Emily Prothero/ 
Virginia Beach-Princess Anne 
HS, and Claire Reyes/Virginia 
Beach-Tallwood HS were all 
named to the National Field 
Hockey Coaches Association 
(NFHCA) Division II National 
Academic Squad for this season. 

Kinstler and Reyes are 
making their third-consecutive 
appearance on the Squad, the 
most ever for a Longwood player. 
Cope and Prothero are each be- 
ing honored for the first-time. 

Cope, a senior defender, is 
a biology major with a 3.43 GPA. 
She started 18 games thus year and 
had one defensive save. 

Kinstler is a senior 
midfielder with a 3.S5 GPA as a 
mathematics/secondary education 
major. She had 1 1 goals and three 
assists this year in 19 games 

Prothero, a sophomore 
midfielder, is a liberal studies/el- 
ementary education major with a 
4.00 GPA. She started 19 games 
with three goals and five assists 
for 1 1 points this season. 

Reyes is a senior defender 
with a 3.78 GPA in exercise sci- 
ence. She finished this season 
with three assists and a defensive 
save in 19 starts. 

Ducharme Named 
Player of the Year 

Sports Information 

Longwood College men's 
basketball standout Colin 
Ducharme/Richmond has been 
named the 2001 Daktronics 
NCAA Division II Player of the 

The lst-team All- American 
edged out Ryan McCormick of 
undefeated Adelphi (N.Y.) for 
player of the year honors in vot- 
ing conducted nationwide among 
the sports information directors at 
the Division II level. 

Ducharme, a 6-9, 250- 
pound forward-center, posted a 
double-double average of 19.6 
points and a national-best 15.8 
rebounds, adding 4.2 blocks (2nd 
nationally) and 3.2 assists while 
shooting 60% from the field and 
79% at the free throw line. 

He led the Lancers to a 23- 
8 record and into the East Re- 
gional semifinals while establish- 
ing nine new school records. 

Ducharme's new Long- 
wood records include consecutive 


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double-figure scoring games (31), 
season rebounds (490), rebound- 
ing average (15.8), free throws 
(204), free throw attempts (259), 
blocks ( 1 30), and block average 
(4.2); single-game blocks (11); 
and Lancer Hall blocks (7). 

Ducharme is the only Divi- 
sion II player invited to the Ports- 
mouth Invitational Tournament 
(PIT) April 4-7. 

Also, Ducharme has been 
named the 2001 Verizon/NABC 
NCAA Division II National 
Player of the Year. The concensus 
lst-team All-America selection 
was chosen player of the year by 
select Division II member 
coaches of the NABC. 

Ducharme will be honored 
in Minneapolis, MN. this week- 
end during the Division I Final 
Four, and will receive his award 
during the Verizon/NABC Col- 
lege Basketball Awards Show this 
Sunday, April 1. 

Ducharme was also an- 
nounced today as the Division II 
Bulletin magazine's National 
Player of the Year 

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and Jon Tanaka/Yorktov 
HS wesis all named to the HC 
Dmston n AH-Acadcm: 
for this season. 

Summerlin was 
honoree, while Farnswo; 
coin, and Tanaka each earned 
honorable mention status, 

Sumtncrlin, a sophomore 3t 
174, is a history education major 
with a 3.53 GPA. He has a 63-15 


career record at LC and was 3 1 -7 

Summertin finished second 
in the East Region in his weight 
ss and competed at the Na- 
tional ^ ^"n n^ onstn ipf 

Famsworth, a sophomore at 
149, is a physics major wim a 3.67 
GPA. He has a 7-8 career and sea- 
son record at LC. 

Lincoln, a 133- pound jun- 
ior, is a pre-physicai therapy ma- 
jor with a 3.5 GPA. He was 1-2 
mis season and 2-6 for his career. 

Tanaka, a senior at 1 25 and 
repeat honoree, is a mathematics 
major with a 3,00 GPA. He has a 
26-50 career record awl was 7-9 
at LC mis season. 

Pryor and Ducharme 
Named to All - 
American Team 

Sports Information 

Longwood junior Jason 
Pry or/Hampton earned 2nd-team 
All-America laurels on the 2001 
Daktronics All-America teams. 

A 6-2 guard, Pryor led the 
Lancers with his 24.8 ppg., shoot- 
ing 49% from the field and 84% 
at the free throw line. 

He also added 4.8 rpg„ 2.7 
assists, 63 three-pointers, and a 
team-best 54 steals (1.8). Pryor 
scored a new school-record 745 
points this season. 

The 1997 Florida "Mr. 
Basketball" posted 30 consecu- 
tive double- figure scoring games 
and also established new school 
records for single-game free 
throws made (17, two times) and 
attempted (22). 

Pryor also owns new school 
records for Lancer Hall scoring 
(41) along with free throws made 
(17) and attempted (19). 

Longwood is the only 
school with two All- Americans 
on the 2001 Daktronics All- 

America teams. 

2000-01 Daktronics Men's Bas- 
ketball NCAA Division II All- 
American Teams 
-First Team, listed by name, col- 
lege, and position 
Colin Ducharme, Longwood Col- 
lege, F/C. 

Ryan McCormack, Adelphi, G 
Kenny Tate, Edinboro, F 
Wiyle Petty, Johnson C. Smith, F 
Javar Cheatham, Gannon, G 
-Second Team, listed by name, 
college, and position 
Jason Pryor, Longwood, G 
Matt Miller, Drury, G 
Scott Koenen, Southwest State, F 
Daniel Willis, Lenoir-Rhyne, F 
Niki Arinze, Henderson State, F 
-Third Team, listed by name, col- 
lege, and position 
Ewan Auguste, Washburn, F 
Ed Kirk, Alaska- Anchorage, G 
Todd Roberts, Saint Michaels, F 
Albert Myles.West Texas A&M. 

Wes Pitcock, Northeastern State, 

Colin Ducharme, Longwood 

Lancer Baseball Team Endures 
Tough Week; Still Over .500 

Sports Information 

Longwood dropped two of 
three games last week at CVAC 
opponent Erskine (S.C.), winning 
9-3 March 17 in the first game of 
a doubleheader — falling 7-5 in 
the second game of the twinbill 
after dropping the series opener 
10-2 March 16. 

Longwood is now 9-7 
overall, 3-7 in the CVAC, sched- 
uled to host non-conference op- 
ponent Southern Virginia (DH) 
March 19, play at non-league foe 
Elizabeth City State (N.C.) March 
20, and then host non-CVAC ri- 
val Virginia State March 21. 

At Erskine in the victory, 
LC scored four runs in the 1st in- 
ning and never looked back en 
route to the CVAC road win. 

Senior Ryan Costa/Buffalo 
Gap HS (0-2, 2 RBI) and sopho- 
more Jeremy Knicely/Spotswood 
HS (1-4, 2 RBI) each collected 
two RBI — Costa contributing a 
sacrifice hit and Knicely hitting a 

Senior Travis Pfitzner/Gar- 
Field HS (2-4, RBI), along with 
freshmen Kevin Griffin/Cave 
Spring HS (2-3, RBI) and Brian 

Medley/Halifax County HS (2-4, 
RBI), each had two hits for the 

Senior Derrick Ellison/ 
Loudoun County HS (4-1) 
pitched a complete game for the 
Lancer mound win, scattering 10 
hits and allowing two earned runs 
with five strikeouts over the 7.0 

The series opener was close 
through five-plus innings before 
the Flying Fleet scored seven runs 
over their final three at-bats to 
claim the win. 

Senior Dave Trumbower/ 
Cave Spring HS (2-3, RBI) led the 
way for LC with a pair of hits and 
an RBI, including a double. 

The pitching loss went to 
freshman Robbie Chinn/ 
Midlothian HS (2-3), who al- 
lowed four hits and six earned 
runs with three strikeouts over the 
first 5.1 innings. 

In the series finale, LC got 
two hits and two RBI apiece from 
Pfitzner (2-5, 2 RBI) and Medley 
(2-4, 2 RBI) as Pfitzner hit a triple 
and a double. 

The mound loss went to 
sophomore Patrick Richardson/ 
Varina HS (1-1) who allowed 10 
hits and six earned runs with five 

strikeouts over the first 7.0 in- 

Through 16 games, Long- 
wood is being led offensively by 
Pfitzner with a .418 batting aver- 
age, including six home runs and 
a team-best 22 RBI. 

Pfitzner is followed by 
sophomore Orlando James/Lee- 
Davis HS (.417), junior Adrian 
Watkins/Gar-Field HS (.395, 2 
HR, 13 RBI), sophomore LaRon 
Wilson/Lee-Davis HS (.371, 3 
HR, 10 RBI), Knicely (.368, 
team-best 7 HR, 21 RBI), and 
Costa (.353, 1 HR, 17 RBI). 
Watkins is out indefinitely with a 
hand injury. 

On the mound, sophomore 
Jason Hunsecker/York HS is 2-0 
with a perfect 0.00 ERA through 
19.2 innings with 16 strikeouts. 

Hunsecker is followed by 
Ellison (4-1, 3.65 ERA, 24.2 in- 
nings, 22 strikeouts), and Chinn 
(2-3, 5.09 ERA, 35.1 innings, 27 

The Lancers are hitting 
.332 as a team with 25 home runs 
and 130 RBI, while the pitching 
staff has a combined ERA of 5. 11 
through 123.1 innings with 98 

Lancer Softball In a Slump 

King of the Jungle 

Longwood lost four games 
at the Kennesaw State (Ga) Tour- 
nament March 23-25 to four na- 
tionally-ranked teams, falling 1- 
to Armstrong Atlantic Sate 
(Ga.), 4-1 to Columbus State 
(Ga.), 15-0 to North Florida, and 
13-0 to host Kennesaw State 

Against Armstrong Atlantic 
State, sophomore Jennifer Potts/ 
Loudoun Valley HS pitched a 
complete game, giving up just one 
run and striking out five batters. 

At the plate, LC was led by 
sophomores Shelby Ray/L.C. 
Bird HS and Nicole Nelson/Park 
View HS, who both went 1-2 in 
the game. 

Potts and junior Jaime 
Donivan/Prince George HS were 
both 1-3 batting. 

Against Columbus State, 
the Lancers weren't able to get a 
run on the board until the bottom 
of the seventh inning but the rally 


ended there. 

Freshman Leanne Fowlkes/ 
Strasburg HS was inserted in the 
seventh as a pinch hitter and went 
1-1 with a run scored. 

Freshman Kelly Burns/ 
Damascus (Md.) 
HS went 1-2 in 
the game. Potts 
kept Longwood 
in the game on 
the mound, but 
the Lancers just 
couldn't manage 
enough offense 
to win it 

LC's of- 
fensive woes continued in the last 
two games of the tournament, as 
the UNF and KSU pitchers held 
die Lancer hitters to six hits in the 
two games. 

Senior Jodi Case/AX. For- 
tune (Canada) and Potts both went 
2-2 against UNF. 

Versus Kennesaw State, 
sophomore Tiffany Wheeler/Or- 
ange County HS was 1-2 and jun- 

ior Colleen Cooney/Stafford HS 
was 1-1. 

Through 23 games, Long- 
wood is led offensively by sopho- 
more Andi Papadopoulos/ 
Hopewell HS with a .424 average 
in 33 plate appear- 

Potts is bat- 
ting .302 with six 
RBI, and Ray 
leads the team in 
the power catego- 
ries, with 13 RBI, 
two homers, and a 
.293 batting aver- 

Potts has started 22 games 
for LC and has pitched 126 in- 
nings with 69 strikeouts, 14 com- 
plete games and a no-hitter. 

The Lancers were to play a 
doubleheader March 27 versus 
CVAC rival Mount Olive (N.C.) 
at Lancer Field. The team then 
travels to face Coker (S.C.) March 
30, at 2 p.m.. 




Wrestler N amed All-American Men's 

RCH 2% 20&1 


King of the Jungle 

Longwood senior Aaron 
Bradley/Lee-Davis HS placed 
eighth in the 149 weight class 
March 10 at the NCAA Division 
II Wrestling Championships to 
become the school's first ever All- 
American in the sport. 

Bradley went 2-3 in the 
tournament March 9-10 at the 
University of Northern Colorado. 

He won his first match 9-3, 
but lost to the second-place fin- 
isher 3-1 in his second match. 

In his third match he de- 
feated an east region rival 10-3, 
but lost in the consolation 

quarterfinals 5-2 to the fifth-place 

In the seventh-place match, 
Bradley was defeated 8-7. The 
senior from Mechanicsville fin- 
ishes his two-year career at Long- 
wood with a 55-9 record and was 
29-6 this season. 

Bradley led the team this 
year with five technical falls and 
seven major decisions and was 
second on the team with eight 

Sophomore Ben 

Summerl in/Brook vi lie HS (174) 
was the second Lancer, wrestler 
who qualified for the National 
Championships this year and fin- 

ished 1 -2 in the tournament, one 
win shy of placing eighth. 

Summerlin faced a very 
difficult draw, with his two losses 
coming to returning Ail-Ameri- 
cans who went on to repeat this 
year as All- Americans. 

In his first match he lost to 
the sixth place finisher 6-4 in 

He bounced back to tech 
fall his next opponent 17-2, but 
fell in his final match to the sev- 
enth-place finisher 4-1. 

Summerlin finished the 
season with a 31-7 record and a 
team-leading 17 pins. 

Longwood Lacrosse Rules! 

King of the Jungle 

Longwood, ranked #2 in 
the IWLCA National Poll, won 
both of its matches last week, de- 
feating #6 Millersvillc (Pa.) 9-8 
on the road March 24 and Pfeiffer 
18-7 March 19 at Lancer Field 
after having defeated the top- 
ranked team in NCAA Division 
II, Bloomsburg (Pa.), 10-6 at 
Lancer Field March 13. 

The Lancers scored three 
goals in the first three 
minutes and never lost 
the lead against the 
visiting Huskies. 

banted back to trail by 
one goal on two differ- 
ent occasions in the 
first half but after 
back-to-back goals before the 
break from freshman Carlee 
Ullery /Albemarle HS the margin 
was never less than two. 

Longwood recieved three- 
goal performances from junior 
Kris Denson/Stafford HS, and 
Ullery, who also had an assist on 
the afternoon. 

Junior Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (Md.) HS scored two 
early goals and had an assist and 
senior Natalie Smith/Albemarle 
HS had a goal and a nice assist 
on freshman Kristy Taylor's/ 
Bishop Ireton HS goal. 

Taylor assisted on Ullery *s 
first goal. Sophomore Kristen 
Beatty/Robinson HS assisted on 
the final goal of the game, which 
came with under a minute remain- 

Senior Rachel Bunn/ 
Northeast (Md.) HS played the 
entire game, making 22 saves 

while fending off the Bloomsburg 

At Millersville, LC trailed 
6-5 at the half but came back to 
outscore MU 4-2 in the second 
stanza and earn the win. 

Millersville tied the game 
at 8-8 with just under three min- 
utes remaining in the game. 

With 30- seconds left in 
the match. Lancer freshman 
Carlee Ullery/ Albemarle HS was 
awarded a free-position shot on a 

foul and capitalized on the MU 
mistake, netting the game-win- 
ning goal. 

Junior Kris Denson/ 
Stafford HS led Longwood offen- 
sively, netting three goals with an 

Ullery scored two goals, 
while classmate Kristy Taylor/ 
Bishop Ireton HS, and junior Beth 
Hadrys/Joppatowne (Md.) HS 
each had a goal and an assist in 
the game. 

Sophomores Jen Hilbert/ 
Annandale HS and Kristin 
Wydra/Lake Howell (Fla.) HS 
scored a goal each to finish the 
scoring by Longwood. 

Senior Rachel Bunn/Notth- 
east (Md.) HS played a full game, 
making 13 saves. 

Against Pfeiffer, the Lanc- 
ers jumped ahead in the seventh 
minute with two goals within : 12 
seconds by Denson and senior 

Natalie Smith/Albemarle HS. 

LC went on to a 9-3 lead at 
the break and scored nine more 
in the second half to produce the 
team's highest score of the sea- 

Ullery scored a career-high 
six goals in the game to go along 
with two assists for an eight-point 

Denson finished with four 
goals in the game and Smith con- 
tributed two goals and two assists. 
Longwood got a 
goal and two assists from 
both Taylor and Kristen 
Beatty/Robinson HS, 
and two goals and one 
assist from Hilbert. 

Hadrys had a goal 

and an assist and junior 

Ann Harmon/Robinson 

Secondary got her first goal of the 


Bunn played 45 minutes, 
making seven saves, before being 
relieved by freshman Stacey 
Schmidt/Eastern (N.J.) HS, who 
made four saves in the second 

Through seven matches, 
Ullery leads the team in scoring 
with 21 goals and six assists for 
27 points. 

Smith has 26 points on 13 
goals and 13 assists and is fol- 
lowed by Denson who has 24 
points thus far with 21 goals and 
three assists. 

Taylor has nine goals and 
seven assists for 16 points, and 
Hilhert hiw totaled 14 "oints on 
nine goals and five assists. 

Longwood next plays at 
Lancer Field on March 28 at 3 
p.m. versus NCAA Division I 
Howard University. 

Places Second 

Sports Information 

Longwood shot a two-day 
team score of 304-320-624 March 
12-13 to finish in a tie 
for 2nd-place among 
19 teams at die Eagle 
Persimmon Hill tour- 
nament in South Caro- 
lina hosted by Carson- 
Newman (Tenn.) Col- 

Greenville College 
won the event with its 
300-315-615, nine 
strokes ahead of the 
Lancers at the 6,925- 
yard, par 72 Persimmon Hill Golf 

The Lancers will next 
compete in the North Carolina- 
Pembroke Invitational March 19- 

In South Carolina, Long- 
wood was led by freshman Carl 
Magnusson/Linkoping, Sweden 
with his 76-76-152, tying for 3rd- 
place individually in the tourna- 

Magnusson was followed 
by senior NiUas Jansson/Balsta, 

Sweden (75-79-154), sophomore 
Chris Pugh/Cave Spring HS (75- 
83-158), junior Myles Jones/La 
Moye, United Kingdom (78-84- 
162), and freshman 
Mike Nemcosky/ 
Great Bridge HS 

Through the 
first tournament of 
the spring, 

Magnusson contin- 
ues to lead Long- 
wood with his 
75.67 scoring aver- 
age through 12 

He is fol- 
lowed by closely by Jansson 
(76.08, 12), then Pugh (78.67, 
12), Nemcosky (78.80, 10), and 
Jones (79.33, 6). 

The Lancers are averaging 
308.33 as a team this year. 

Following the Pembroke 
tournament at the Pinecrest Coun- 
try Club in Lumberton, N.C., 
Longwood will compete in the 
annual 54-hole Camp Lejeune 
Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, 
N.C.March 30- April 1. 

Lancer Tennis Earns 
First CVAC Win 

Sports Information 

Longwood split a pair of 
matches against CVAC opponents 
Mount Olive (N.C.) and nation- 
ally-ranked Lees-McRae (N.C.) 
last week. 

The Lancers defeated the 
Trojans on the road March 22, 
winning 5-4 before falling to the 
Bobcats at home March 24 by a 
score of 8-1. 

The Lancers are now 3-6 
overall, 1-5 in the CVAC, and 
scheduled to host Hampden- 
Sydney March 27. 

At Mount Olive, LC got 
singles wins from junior Gorjan 
Bilalagic/J.R. Tucker HS (#2) and 

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The Lancers claimed vic- 
tory with a sweep in the three 
doubles contests, aided by G. 
Bilalagic and Henley (#2), junior 

Mirza Iljazovic/Prince George 
HS and sophomore Matt Graham/ 
Great Bridge HS (#1 ), along with 
senior Igor Bilalagic/Albert 
Einstein (Germany) HS and 
sophomore Paul Petersen/ 
Blacksburg HS (#3). 

Against #7 Lees-McRae, 
LC got a doubles win from G. 
Bilalagic and Henley (#1). 

Through nine matches, 
Longwood is led in singles by 
Iljazovic with his record of 4-4. 

Iljazovic is followed by 
Graham (4-6), Petersen (4-8), G. 
Bilalagic (3-5), Henley (3-8), and 
I. Bilalagic (2-7). 

In doubles, I. Bilalagic and 
Petersen are 5-3, followed by G. 
BUs!*«»ic and Henicy (3 5) ssd 
Graham and Iljazovic (2-5). 

Following the Sydney 
match, Longwood will travel to 
Wilson, N.C. to participate in die 
North-South Duals March 30-3 1 . 


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Sports Information 

Longwood won four of six 
games last week, sweeping a 
doubleheader from Southern Vir- 
ginia (12-5, 8-1) March 19 and 
defeating Elizabeth City State 
(N.C.) (14-6) March 20 before 
dropping two of three to CVAC 
opponent Pfeiffer (N.C.) March 

The Lancers split a double- 
header with the Falcons March 
24, winning the first game 
9-7 before dropping the 
second game 6-3. 

Pfeiffer took the se- 
ries finale March 25 by a 
score of 8-6 in 1 1 innings. 
Longwood is now 13-9 
overall, 4-9 in the CVAC, 
and scheduled to play 
March 29 at Lynchburg 
College at 3 p.m.. 

Against Pfeiffer in 
the series doubleheader 
opener, LC led 5-2 early 
and never trailed as 
sophomore LaRon Wilson/Lee- 
Davis HS (4-5, 3 RBI) hit two 
home runs — a two-run shot in 
the 6th and a solo blast in die 8th 

Classmate Jeremy Knicely/ 
Spotswood HS (3-4, 2 RBI) added 
three hits with a pair of doubles. 

Sophomore Jason 

Hunsecker/York HS (3-0) earned 
the pitching win wjth the first 6.2 
innings, scattering 1 1 hits and al- 
lowing five earned runs with four 

In the nightcap, LC fell 
behind 5-2 early and never threat- 
ened die Falcons. 

Senior Travis Pfitzner/Gar- 
Field HS (1-4, RBI) and freshman 
Brian Medley/Halifax County HS 
(1-4, RBI) each drove in runs for 
die Lancers as Medley hit a solo 
home run in the 5th inning. 

Senior Derrick Ellison/ 
Loudoun County HS (4-2) took 
the mound loss, going the dis- 
tance of 7.0 innings and scatter- 
ing eight hits and allowing five 
earned runs with nine strikeouts. 

In die series finale, LC had 
rallied from a 4- 1 deficit through 
six innings with a three-run 7th 

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innings tied at 4-4. 

The Falcons scored two 
runs in the 10th only to be 
matched by LC to force an 1 1th 
inning tied at 6-6. 

The visitors again scored 
two runs, though unearned, to 
take the win and claim two of 
three from the hosts during the 
three-game conference series. 

Senior Dave Trumbower/ 
Cave Spring HS (2-5, 2 RBI) got 
the big hit to tie the game at 6-6 
in the 10th inning, a two-run 
single with one out. 

Wilson (4-5) led Longwood 
at the plate with four hits, includ- 
ing a triple and a stolen base, 

while Pfitzner (3-6, RBI) col- 
lected three hits, including an RBI 
single in the important 7th inning. 

Freshman Robbie Chinn/ 
Midlothian HS (2-4) took the 
mound loss, going the final 4.0 
innings while scattering seven 
hits and allowing two earned runs. 

Sophomore Patrick 
Richardson/Varina HS had started 
and went the first 7.0 innings, 
scattering seven hits and allow- 
ing three earned runs with two 

At Elizabeth City, LC got 
fotff hits from Wilson (4-4) who 
scored three runs with a triple and 
a stolen base. Pfitzner (3-5, 2 
RBI), Knicely (3-6, 3 RBI), along 
with freshmen Kevin Griffin/ 
Cave Spring HS (3-6, 2 RBI) and 
Brett Brobston/Grafton HS (3-5, 
RBI) each collected three hits. 

Griffin hit a two-run home 
run in the 3rd inning for his first 
collegiate home run. Medley (2- 
5, 3 RBI) added two hits, while 
Brobston (1-2) also earned his 
first collegiate pitching win with 
the first 7.0 innings on the mound. 

Brobston was relieved by 
Hunsecker who pitched a score- 

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Against Southern Virginia, 
LC was led to victory in the first 
game by Wilson (2-4, 2 RBI) and 
Medley (1-3, 2 RBI) who each hit 

a two-run home runs. 

Brobston (1-3, 2 RBI) and 
freshman Taylor Dixon/Robinson 
HS (1-3, 2 RBI) each collected 
two RBI as well. 

Sophomore Tripp Metzger/ 
Lee-Davis HS (1-0) earned the 
pitching win with the first 5.0 in- 
nings, scattering six hits and al- 
lowing three earned runs with 
four strikeouts. 

In die second game, Wilson 
(3-4, 3 RBI) again led the way for 
the Lancers with a three-run 
home run. Pfitzner (1-4, 2 RBI) 
added a two-run triple, while 
Brobston (2-3), Medley (2-4, 
RBI), Trumbower (2-2, RBI), 
and Knicely (2-3) each collected 
two hits apiece. 

Sophomore Brad Bolding/ 
Prince Edward HS (1-0) earned 
the pitching win with a com- 
plete-game effort, allowing just 
four hits and one earned run with 
three strikeouts over* 7.0 innings. 
Through 22 games, Long- 
wood is being led offensively by 
Wilson with a .455 batting aver- 
age, including seven home runs 
and 18 RBI. 

Wilson is followed by 
Pfitzner (.415, 6 HR, 29 RBI), 
Knicely (.363, 7 HR, 26 RBI), 
sophomore Orlando James/Lee- 
Davis HS (.340), Trumbower 
(.314), Medley (.310, 4 HR, 17 
RBI), and senior Ryan Costa/Buf- 
falo Gap HS (.310, 1 HR, 19 

On the mound, Hunsecker 
is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA through 
28.1 innings with 23 strikeouts. 
Hunsecker is followed by 
Ellison (4-2, 4.26 ERA, 31.2 in- 
nings, 31 strikeouts), Chinn (2-4, 
4.97 ERA, 41.2 innings, 32 
strikeouts), and Richardson (1-1, 
5.97 ERA, 31.2 innings, 22 

The Lancers are hitting 
.340 as a team with 32 home runs 
and 177 RBI, while the pitching 
staff has a combined ERA of 4.93 
through 173.1 innings with 136 

Following the game at 
Lynchburg, Longwood will host 
conference opponent Anderson 
(S.C.) for another three-game 

at Lancer Stadium. 

The two teams will play a 
doubleheader Saturday beginning 
at 1 2 p.m. before playing a single- 
game Sunday at 1 p.m.. 


in the annual 54-hole Camp 
Lejeune hit'* ate in Jack- 

sonville, N.C. this weekend, 
March 30- April 1 . 

At the Pembroke event, LC 
was led by freshman Carl 
Magnusson/Linkoping, Sweden 
with a 77-75-152 to finish 19th 
individually among 85 golfers. 

Magnusson was followed 
by senior Niklas Jansson/Balsta. 
Sweden (74-79-153, t-20th), 

spring taiir- 
its, M;^:iU!.iO!t i:or»tinues to 
lead Longu im his 75.71 

■ring average through 14 
rounds this year. Magnusson is 
followed by '.:'«... •■":>' by Jansson 
14, 14), Pugh (78.57, 14), 
Nemcosky (78 75, 12), and Jones 
(79.50, 8). 

The Lancers are averaging 
308.29 as a team mis year. 

Following the C 
Lejeune tournament at the Para- 
dise Point Golf Courses, Long- 
wood will compete in the Caro- 
lina Sands Invitational in 
Elizabethtown, N.C. April 7-8. 

Ladies' Tennis Surges 
to 7-1 Record 

Sports Information 

Longwood split a pair of 
matches against CVAC opponents 
Mount Olive (N.C.) and nation- 
ally-ranked Lees-McRae (N.C.) 
last week. 

the Tro- 
jans on the 
March 22, 
winning 9- 
falling to 
the Bob- 
cats at 
March 24 
by a score 
of 5-4. 

The Lancers are now 7-1 
overall, 5-1 in the CVAC. 

At Mount Olive, LC got 
singles wins from junior Michelle 
Williams Tober/Washington-Lee 
HS (#1), senior Whitney Shaw/ 
Prince George HS (#2), freshman 
Danielle Hess/Bel Air (Md.) HS 
(#3), junior Laura Veazey/Prince 
C^nrvp- H<? rtWi freshman I^oren 
Robinson/Robinson HS (#5), and 
junior Amie Slaton/Franklin HS 

The Lancers swept the 
three doubles matches, getting 

wins from Williams Tober and 
Hess (#1 ), Shaw and Veazey (#2), 
and Robertson and freshman 
Cecilia Robinson/Brookville HS 
(#3). Against #16 Lees-McRae, 
LC got singles wins from Hess, 
Veazey (#5), and Robinson (#6). 
Veazey and se- 
nior Tricia 
County HS 
also won in 
doubles (#3). 

eight matches, 
Longwood — 
ranked #8 in 
the ITA East 
Region — is 
led in singles 
by Hess with 
her record of 11-2. 

Hess is followed by 
Veazey (10-2), Ramsey (10-3), 
Robertson (10-3), Williams Tober 
(8-4), Shaw (8-5), and Slaton (4- 


In doubles, Hess and Will- 
iams Tober are 12-3 and ranked 
#4 in the East Region and #22 in 

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Shaw and Veazey (7-3) and 
Ramsey and Robertson (5-2). 

Longwood will travel to 
Wilson, N.C. to participate in the 
North-South Duals March 30-3 1 . 



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Volume 80, Number 16 

The Rotunda 

Talking About Space Needle Cheesecake Since 1920 



April 5, 2001 

Male Soap Opera Anthropology Students Dig 
Strikes Campus at Newly Acquired Farm 


Staff Writer 

Let me say, for the record, 
that Phi Kappa Tau is by far the 
coolest fraternity on campus. 

A shameless plug, yes, but 
my allegiances are easily bought 
Phi Kappa Tau, in conjuction with 
Lancer Productions, brought 
WresUemania XVII to Longwood 
college on Sunday, April 1st. 

I'm going to get the dis- 
claimer out of the way now. 

For those of you who do not 
enjoy wrestling, have never 
watched it, don't understand it, 
etc., stop reading now, you won't 
understand a word I'm saying. 

For those of you who un- 
derstand the simple pleasures of 
cracking a cold beer and yelling 
at the T.V. as big guys beat up on 
each other, read on. 

Wrestlemania opened up 
this year in Houston, and boasted 
a four hour show, as opposed to 

the usual three hours that a WWF 
pay-per-view lasts. 

The first match was for the 
Intercontinental Championship, 
pitting champion Chris Jericho 
against the current commissioner 
(a title which means practically 
nothing) of the WWF, William 

In all my years of watching 
wrestling, I have yet to figure out 
what they mean by Intercontinen- 
tal, but that's beside the point. 

I was pulling for Jericho, 
because he's funny and because 
William Regal is the biggest 
pansy walking. 

I wasn't disappointed. 

The match itself was bor- 
ing, consisting mainly of submis- 
sion holds and slapping, but even- 
tually, Jericho hit Regal with the 
Lionsault (kind of a backflip off 
the ropes) and pinned him to re 

See WRESTLE p. 10 


Longwood College re- 
cently received more than 500 
acres of Amps Hull 
Springs Farm from Mary 
Farley Ames Lee, a 
Longwood graduate of 

This farm is located 
in the Northern Neck of 
Virginia with access to the 
Chesapeake Bay. Lee's de- 
cision to leave it to 
Longwood had to do with 
her desire to see the land 
put to good use and en- 

This land has al- 
ready been used by 
Longwood for multiple 
activites over the past few 
years, including orinthological 
and botanical studies, as well as 
the archaeological dig sites. 

On Thursday, March 22, 
2001, students of Dr. James 
Jordan's Prehistoric Human An- 

thropology course, including my- 
self, went to Ames Hull Springs 
Farm to continue an archaeologi- 
cal dig which began in the Fall of 

Photo by Matt Stevens 


Jordan and his students, 
along with Site Supervisor 
Christie Hedman, hoped to find 
more evidence of a venerable 
slave who lived on this property 

in the late eighteenth century 
named Dadda Gumby. 

The Gumby site had re- 
vealed artifacts from earlier digs 
which could possibly 
mean that there was in- 
deed a slave cabin on or 
near the spflt where the 
students now found them- 

The artifacts found 
on this trip were inconclu- 
sive as to whether a slave 
cabin had stood in that par- 
ticular area or whether it 
had just been a good place 
to throw trash. 

Although a lot of 

brick pieces were found, 

indicating that a respected 

black man had indeed 

lived there, there were also 

23 pieces of prehistoric pottery 

which were a little more difficult 

to explain. 

See DIG p. 11 

Shantyville and WISH Week: 
Success or Big Mess? 


Asst. News Editor 

Students sleeping in card- 
board boxes, mountains of pota- 
toes in the Jarman parking lot, and 
shipping in homeless people from 
other cities were only a few of the 
activities mat took place during 
last week's "WISH week." 

Bringing awareness was the 
goal of the Cox/Wheeler staff that 
put together the week long trib- 
ute to the less fortunate. 

One of the most in-your- 
face demonstrations of spreading 
homeless awareness was the 

town" of carubutuu imusea *£t Up 
outside of the student union. 

Shantyville was a week 
long project that encouraged or- 
ganizations around campus to 
build a shanty representing their 


Each night a student would 
sleep outside in the shanty, essen- 
tially getting a feel for what it's 
like to be homeless. 

There have been specula- 
tions that Shantyville actually 
poked fun at the homeless, but for 
the most part, the students are in 
agreement that it served its pur- 
pose of bringing attention to the 

"I thought it was a great 
experience; it brought me back to 
the realization of not taking ev- 
erything for granted." 

"Regardless of whether or 

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less person would be living; it 
gave a taste of how it would be," 
said student, Lindsay Williams. 

Although the Shantyville 
was effective in spreading the 

word about homelessness, many 
people think the experiences of 
the students were not at all like 
the homeless. 

The students were provided 
with hot food and drinks, a 
friendly environment, and had a 
bathroom available to them at all 
times; something that homeless 
people rarely have available. 

"I don't think that the expe- 
riences were necessarily the same 
as the ones homeless people ex- 
perience because we had food, 
clothing, blankets, etc. at our dis- 

1 came to the realization 
ti~t it isn't eves close to west the 

homeless have to deal with," said 
student, Lauren Lowe. 

Even with heavy rainfall 

See SHANTY p. 10 



This week's installment is 
going to be a little different. Well, 
a lot different really. 

I'm going to warn you all 
now that this editorial might be a 
bit too sentimental for some of 
you, and I apologize in advance 
for not giving you my usual dose 
of sarcasm and bitterness. 

However, I am feeling 
rather mushy today, so I am go- 
ing to tell you about someone I 
hold in highest regards. 

Well, I'll tell you if you 
keep reading that is. 

Which I hope you do, be- 
cause this person is one of best I 
have ever met. 

Not that I have met a lot of 
people or been around for so 
many years and I'm the wise guru 
of humanity, but hey, in my eyes, 
this guy takes the cake, the ice 
cream and the Seattle cheesecake. 

This guy is my boyfriend 

Yes, my boyfriend. 

No, he's not a new boy- 
friend that I am all happy about 
and forcing others to listen about 

He is just a great guy. 

And not in the "He's so 
sweet and special" way, but in a 
deep, almost i mmeasureable way. 

On November 16, 2000, I 
found out that I'm pregnant. 

That's right: preggers, with 
child, mom-to-be, pregnant. 

This was not the planned, 
wonderful thing that pregnancies 
usually are. 

But because of TJ, I have 
become the most excited expect- 
ant woman ever in the world. 

He has been supportive of 
every decision I have made since 
the beginning. 

From the decision to keep 
the baby to the decision to stay in 
school, he has been the consoling 
arm around my shoulders, the 
guiding hand on my back, and the 
helpful hand to lift me up. 

Without him, I would not 
have made it this far in my 
pregnacy or anything else. 

Because I am now about 6 
months along, I feel fat and ugly. 

My stomach is huge, and 
I've begun to waddle, for God's 

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When I start feeling bad 
about the whole situation, it's al- 
ways TJ that gives me a big hug 
and tells me how beautiful I am 
(it's so nice to be lied to for a good 

And, sure, you could scoff 
and say that that's not such a big 
deal really. 

But how many 20-year-old 
college guys with a future stretch- 
ing far in front of them would be 
willing to give up the partying, the 
friends, and the freedom to raise 
a family. 

Most of the guys I know, 
upon finding out that their girl- 
friend is pregnant, would just 
say," Hey, great, how much 
money do you want every month? 
Oh, by the way, get the hell out." 

Don't get all pissed at me 
because I said that, either, but it's 

A lot of you want to think 
that you would be as good about 
this as TJ has been, but I wonder 

He has made plans to work 

to support our impromptu family 
while I finish school, and he has 
figured out ways for us to have a 
house and he has never acted re- 
sentful or angry about it. 

In fact, I think he is even 
more excited than I am. 

I think it shows a great 
strength of spirit to be willing to 
take on such a heavy burden when 
he could have just as easily 
walked away. 

With so many people just 
walking away and shirking their 
responsibilities, I am amazed that 
this one guy, this one man, is tak- 
ing on so many. 

Yes, it is his son that I am 
having, but that hasn't stopped 
hundreds of thousands of other 
guys in this same position from 
shrugging it off. 

I have known since the 
third date with TJ that he was 
"The One" that romance novels 
and sentimental old people al- 
ways talk about. 

And this new situation has 
just made my feelings for him 
even more resounding. 


Some people might think 
that what he is doing is just what 
a person is supposed to do, but I 
know that he does things for more 
reasons than because he is sup- 
posed to. 

I see the looks he gives me 
when he thinks I'm not looking 
that are so infused with love it 
makes my heart ache. 

And when he falls asleep 
with his hand resting on my now 
bulging belly, I just want to cry. 

He rubs my back after I've 
been in The Rotunda office all 
night finishing up for deadline, 
and he massages my legs and feet 
when they cramp up in the middle 
of the night. 

When I get up to go to the 
bathroom, he wakes up to make 
sure I'm okay, but he's so worn 
out from working and getting 
things ready he doesn't even re- 

So, yeah, I think I have the 
best guy, and I love him. 

Kim Urann 


Quit Complaining and... 

Dear Editor: 

This letter is in response to 
the letter written in to the Activ- 
ist Zone in the March 29 issue. I 
will clear one thing up quickly, I 
am not a dining hall worker, or a 
cafe employee. But I couldn't help 
but get a little hot under the col- 
lar at the insensitive, selfish, and 
self-serving nature in which the 
individual sounded off complaints 
concerning the condition of the 
new dining hall. 

Some of the arguments 
made were that the salad bars 
were spattered with different 
salad dressings, the tables were 
dirty, the dining hall staff was 
rude, and that the food was just 
plain out bad. 

While I cannot argue any of 
these points to be untrue, I can 
state this. SOME Longwood stu- 
dents tend to be careless, rude, 
thoughtless, and inconsiderate 
when it comes to others. 

The reason the tables in the 
dining hall are a mess is because 
students load up on more food 
than they can eat, try and balance 
their overloaded trays back to a 
table, where they commence eat- 
ing like slobs spilling crumbs, 
gravies, and drinks all ever the 

These students don't carry 
the common courtesy of using a 
napkin to wipe their disgusting 
mess from the table to their tray, 

rather they leave the mess on the 
table, and even more annoying is 
when some self-centered prick 
just leaves their tray sitting at the 
table and they leave the dining 

Some students are careless 
in serving the buffet foods to 
themselves. The students are the 
ones that create the mess in the 
salad dressings, and loading their 
plates up with more ketchup 
(among other condiments) than 
they could possibly eat in ten 

nal point, the dining hall workers. 
Have you ever thought that they 
might come across as rude be- 
cause you walk in sometimes act- 
ing like a prick when they run out 
of Ketchup, or don't have die type 
of gravy you wanted. 

They listen to you gripe and 
complain all day, everyday, about 
some of the most trivial asinine 
things on this earih. If you pay 
careful attention, you'll notice that 
many of those workers that are 
there in the morning for breakfast, 


I see students pick their 
noses before scooping ice-cream, 
sneezing in the syrup pot, and 
scratching their butt crack before 
they grab a pickle. 

And I'm sorry you're too 
lazy to get up on the weekend 
before one in the afternoon. Don't 
blame the dining hall workers 
because they had to be up at six 
that Saturday or Sunday morning 
just to make sure you had some- 
thing to eat. 

Many of them, just getting 
off of work the night before from 
making sure you had a supper to 
eat I'm sure that after one, they're 
ready to clean up and go home, 
and see iheir families for a 
change, rather than to see your 
hung-over face stumble into the 
dining hall demanding some stu- 
pid omelette. 

Which brings me to my fi- 

2rc tusrc to serve you iuocu, ait 
there to serve you supper, are 
there to serve you breakfast the 
next day. 

They serve close to 3,300 
students and faculty in a day. So 
if they get a little peeved because 
you couldn't find your card two 
weeks ago, and you're just too 
lazy to get a new one, like the last 
400 students they just served, I 
can understand! 

The dining hall workers are 
there because they have to put 
food on THEIR table, they have 
to support THEIR kids through 
school, they have to put clothes 
on THEIR backs. They can't call 
home to mommy and daddy when 
they're in a bind. So show a little 
consideration, and just be thank- 
ful you have food. 

No need to hide my name... 


The Adiwst Zone 

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WISH Week Was A Sad 
Excuse for Camping 

Guest Writer 

I am white. I don't pretend 
to know what it's like to be black 
or any other race. No black per- 
son will ever know what it's like 
to be white, as no white person 
will ever know what it's like to 
be black. 

Can you imagine the out- 
rage if a group of white kids on 
campus decided that for a week 
they were going to paint them- 
selves in black face, I believe the 
term is, to raise awareness of rac- 
ism and to obtain the experience 
of being black? 

Not being black I can't say 
for certain, but I expect that I 
would be fairly ticked off and 
most likely offended by someone 
assuming they could appreciate 
what it's like to be something they 
are not 

So why then would it be 
any different with homelessness? 

The only thing that I be- 
came aware of during WISH 
week that I had not fully under- 
stood before was the level of stu- 
pidity possessed by some people 
who are somehow still able to at- 
tend school at Longwood Col- 

I realize that there were 
clothing drives and other such 
beneficial events. However, one 
particular aspect of WISH week 
was an obscenity, Shantytown. 

The very idea of 
Shantytown astounds me. If its 
purpose was to raise awareness 
concerning homelessness, it has 
reinvented the wheel. 

Who is not aware that there 
are people in the world without 
homes? Well maybe there are 
people who have not been ex- 
posed to homelessness or do not 
see it everyday, and thus 
Shantytown has a purpose. 

Unfortunately, those people 
still have not seen homelessness. 
They have seen a gross misrepre- 

As the week progressed I 
became more bewildered at the 
ignorance and absolute density of 
some of the people involved in the 
creation and implementation of 

Allow me to elaborate on a 
few examples of the idiocy that I 
encountered. Several times during 
WISH week I inadvertently be- 
came informed of disturbing ver- 
bal comments made by partici- 
pants of Shantytown. 

The perhaps worst pre- 
sented itself as I walked to class 
one day following a particularly 
cold night One such participant 
offered me the poignant advise to 
not become homeless because it 
gets cold. 

Stunned into speechless- 
ness it took me a moment to fully 
grasp what had just occurred. 
When I finally was able to speak 
this person had passed me headed 
in another direction. 

Not being one to hold my 
tongue, and in hopes of revealing 
the contrasting nature of the dec- 
laration just made, I turned around 
and said, "Well at least you got to 
go home to a nice hot shower." 

The reply was a big smile 
and an enthusiastic "Yeah." 

Not only did this particular 
Shantian not comprehend the sig- 
nificance of WISH week and why 
they were out in the cold, but once 
this was illuminated for them they 
still stayed in the dark. 

Whoosh, the sound of this 
concept flying by their head, too 
bad it didn't hit them. 

Not only were there verbal 
obscenities, but visual ones as 
well. Cars were parked next to 
tents covered in cardboard. Sleep- 
ing bags, pillows, radios, couches, 
and yes, even a TV was brought 
out onto Lankford lawn. 

This is not homelessness; 
this is camping! 

There was laughing, frisbee 
throwing, music blaring, and even 
accounts of beer and marijuana. 

Homelessness resembled 
fun. On one of the cardboard 
homes was written "Freshmen 
Transitional Housing." What a 
mockery of homelessness this is. 
How counterproductive is this is 
to the intent of WISH week? 

While Shantytown was by 
far the most absurd component of 
WISH week, there were other stu- 
pidities. Throughout the dining 
hall there were signs filled with 
statistics of homelessness. 

Sounds like a good idea. 
But whom is it helping? How 
many of us stopped to read the 
signs? Some of the signs were 
even accusatory, detailing the 
amount of food wasted at the din- 
ing hall and then asking, what are 
you doing to help? 

Often we are given an 

See WISH p. 4 

Printed Student 


Induced Correspondent 

In light of the recent bud- 
get issues with the state, the past 
spending freeze and potential cut 
to higher education budgets, as 
mentioned in the newspaper, I 
wonder about waste on this waste. 
Not a waste of ideas, but of time 
and energy. 

At last I checked it was 
March 30th with slightly more 
than a month of school remain- 
ing. In time for summer, lined up 
in print services, soon to be put 
together and distributed, was the 
RECTORY. Hopefully this will be 
distributed to us for use during the 
final week of class (insert sar- 

I question only because I 
wish to know: why WASTE the 
time to produce, print and distrib- 
ute this book? 

At best, these books will 
not be in our hands until the first 
week in April. The information 

will probably be outdated by 
printing and most certainly obso- 
lete in a month. Why? 

With the ready available 
internet version at a student's 
beckoning call (remember third 
entering class required to have a 
computer), why even print a hard 
copy, especially a month before 
the end of school? 

I simply feel that with ev- 
erything that occurs on this cam- 
pus the time could be better spent. 

I can't say that I'm disap- 
pointed; it is to be expected. How- 
ever, if businesses wasted as 
much as public institutions waste, 
they would be OUT of business. 

Perhaps the student body 
would each prefer a beer (or soda 
for those under 2 1 , right?) instead 
of a student directory that will be 
of little use. 

I applaud the effort because 
a few students do not have access 
to the Internet version. However, 
I feel this effort is misplaced. Mis- 
placed effort is unfortunately still 



+ To Biergarten 

+ To Spring Weekend finally arriving 

+ To the weather finally getting warmer 

+ To the Dining Hall workers for giving 110% 

+ To Space Needle Cheesecake which can still give 
us chills even after a year 


- To the senior surveys being a graduation 

• To the condition of Lankford Lawn due to 

- To the insane amount of rain we've been getting 

To Daylight Savings time for messing up our 
internal clocks and making us lose an hour of 

- To the psychotic amount of work still left to do 

Send your Props and Drops to 





APRIL 5, 2001 

WISH cont'd p. 3 

amount of food and cannot 
serve ourselves. The food is not 
always what was expected. 

In addition, I am willing to 
bet mat at least half of the amount 
of food wasted in the dining haU 
never hits a plate, but is thrown 
away right out of the bin in which 
it is displayed. 

Perhaps this is due to pre- 
paring too much, or to legal tegu- 
o$, Ekher way, it is beyond 
the conttol ^f me student body 

Lastly, the participants in 

town only experienced one 

aspect of being homeless. They 
slept outside. Shantians brushed 
their teem, used their own bath- 
rooms, always had a meal, and 
knew where they were going to 
get mat meal. 

They took showers, 
changed clothes, and most con- 
tradictory they are getting a col- 
lege education. 

No social stigmas were at- 
tached, no emotional baggage. We 
ate not homeless. I am not Week. 

Why pretend mat it is pos- 
sible to imitate the angmsh caused 
by racism or the desperation of 

...Clean Up Your Act 

Dear Editor: 

This letter is in response to 
the Activist on March 29, 2001, 
by guest writer Anonymous, since 
they didn't have the courtesy to 
leave their name. 

There are several state- 
ments made in their letter that the 
Dining Hall staff finds offending 
and rude. 

About the tables, we have 
never come close to exceeding the 
maximum limit of people set by 
the fire department. 

The only times the Grand 
Ballroom is closed are on the 
weekends, which shouldn't come 
as a surprise to 
anyone since it has 
been that way 
since we opened 
last year. The other 
time it is closed is 
when there is a 
special event going 

We're really sorry about the 
fact that when you do find a table, 
there are scraps of food on it, but 
if students could clean up after 
themselves or just not make a 
mess, then maybe it wouldn't be 
a problem. 

Do you really think we en- 
joy cleaning up partially eaten 
food and glasses everyday? Do 
your parents let you do that at 

How hard is it to take up 
your trays? Every night we spend 
at least fifteen minutes cleaning 
up after lazy people who think 
they are too special to have to 
stand in line. We realize the dish 
room gets backed up sometimes, 
and we'll apologize now for that. 

From the beginning of our 
time at Longwood, we are told to 
bring our ID with us everywhere. 
Again, this shouldn't be a sur- 
prise. That rule about ID's has 
been in effect for at least three 

About the food, if you want 
something added to the menu, fill 
out a comment card, and be spe- 
cific. We can't correct a problem 
when all it says is, "The food 
sucks." And honestly, we do look 
at them, every week. 

If you want pizza on the 
weekends, the cafe" is always 

It's kind of hard to be so 
friendly when we have to deal 
with complaining students, seven 
days a week, ten hours a day. We 
do try to please everyone, but that 
is just never going to happen. 

Now, about the weekends. 
Do you honestly 
think that we 
want to work all 
day on Saturday 
and Sunday? 
News Flash. 
We're students 
too. We want to 
enjoy our week- 
end as much as you do. 

And if you can't get up 
early enough to come in for 
brunch, there is a simple solution. 
Set your alarm. You've got all day 
to sleep. 

If you think that working 
here is that easy, try it for a week. 
It seems like you need the money 
anyway. We're always hiring. 

HonesUy, we do work hard 
to please you. It's hard to be posi- 
tive about our job when we only 
hear criticism. 

No one likes to constantly 
hear that they are doing an awful 
job. Sometimes even a positive 
hello, and a smile is enough to 
make our day. 

If everyone would just 
show some common respect and 
courtesy, some of the problems 
that we have wouldn't even need 
to be addressed. Think about it. 

-Kathleen Evans 
Student Supervisor 

Some More Verbal Diarrhea 

Staff Writer 

This week's column is go- 
ing to be somewhat different. You 
see, when I wrote this I was very 

Once you all read this I 
should be feeling better. So in- 
stead of the usual riotous 
laughfest that this column man- 
ages to produce, I feel the need 
to inform you all about why I 
am feeling ill. 

It all started simple 
enough with myself attending 
the Wrestlemania showing in 

It was great, but after if 
was over and I was back in my 
room, I started feeling ill. My 
body ached and I could barely 
move without pain. 

What made this even 
worse was the fact that I had to 
do laundry. All I wanted to do was 
sleep but NOOOOO! ! ! My stank- 
ass clothes were screaming for a 
good scrubdown, so I had to put 
their well being ahead of my own. 

By the time the dryer was 
done, I realized that it didn't do 
its job and I had to put them in 
for another round of drying. This 
was really bad because I had to 

get up early to do stuff. 

Well the laundry was done 
and I went to sleep, in pain, for 
about three hours. I slept in 
rounds. What does that mean, you 


It means that every hour I 
woke up because I couldn't get 
into a comfortable position. Once 
I finally went back to sleep I re- 
alized that Tm really gonna feel 

like crap in the morning. 

No matter, though. I can 
tough it. I'm 20 and in college and 
there's nothing that can slow me 

Turns out there is! You see 
when your body aches for what- 
ever reason, it kind of forces you 
to take a more stationary position 
in the world, even the booming 
thrill ride of college life. 

Because of my illness I 
have missed my classes for Mon- 
day and had to get an extension 
on a history exam that would have 
been on Tuesday. 

I thank everyone for their 
patience, compassion, and under- 

Unfortunately I feel bad 
about this. Ever since I was a kid 
I tried anything to feign sickness 
in order to not go to school. 

I'd rather sit at home, 
watch TV, and eat junk food. 
Don't get me wrong, I am actu- 
ally ill this time. It's just that my 
past habits have made me feel 
guilty and paranoid and I...uh 

It appears as though a 
slight fever is setting in. Yup, 
it's fever alright. And man, it's 
starting to rise. I'm beginning to 
hallucinate. I now think that my 
hands are fish. ..and they are at- 
tacking me. For the love of God, 
stop biting me you damn fish! 

Oh no, I'm delirious with 
fever, yet I'm still writing and it's 
all mysteriously coherent. 

"Hey, stop pinching me!" 
Sorry, a polar bear is pinch- 
ing me like a little girl. Excuse 
me, but I have to go smack it with 
a rake. 

Multiple Sclerosis 
Walk-A-Thon A Success 

Dear Editor: 

The FIFTH Annual Mul- 
tiple Sclerosis Walk-A-Thon took 
place at Longwood College on 
Sunday-March 25th, with some 
400 walkers-participating. 

With this letter, it is my 
happy task to send out heartfelt 
thanks for the generosity and 
spirit of sacrifice on the part of 
many volunteers and sponsors. 

At Longwood— Dr. Susan 
Lynch and TRO (Therapeutic 
Recreation Organzation), Barnes 
& Noble Bookstore, Women's 
Basketball Team, Equestrian 
Team, Faculty and Staff, Ellen 
Masters and the OJLV.E. Office, 
Facilities Management, Men's 
Golf Team, Office of Greek Af- 
fairs, LE.A.F., Campus Police, 
The Rotunda, Phyllis MaWe, and 
Marilvn Othom 

Also, a number of fraterni- 
ties and sororities, including Al- 
pha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma 
Delta, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha 
Sigma Tau, Jason Fassabet (PBL), 

Phi Kappa Tau, Alex Bailes 
(Sigma Nu), Sigma Kappa, and 
Tri Sigma. 

Longwood Accounting ma- 
jors Ashley West and Jessica 
Fitzpatrick; technical assistance 

from William Lynn; support from 
junior Heather Goins and Ms. 
Ellen Dutton of Richmond. 

Scuthsidw Amateur Radio 
Club, The Farmville Herald (es- 
pecially Marge Swayae), Davis 
Ambulance, Town of Farmvilie 
(especially the Town Manager's 
office), Farmville Police, and ra- 

dio station WFLO. 

Principal Walk-A-Thon 
sponsors for 2001 are: 
ARAMARK, Susan and Scott 
Harwood, Lancer Productions, 
Longwood College, Piedmont 
Bflce Shop, and WLCX-FM 91.3. 

Also, kindhearted sponsors 
for door prizes included: Pork n 
More, Lighmouse Cafe\ Kroger, 
Dollar General, Fashion Post, 
Radio Shack, Charley's Water- 
front Cafe, Paiiet's, Captain Seas, 
Macado's, Video 2000, 
McDonalds, and Wendy's. 

Thames to much hard work 
by a team of dedicated folks, pre- 
liminary numbers predict a 
record-breaking financial goal for 

AU pledges must be sub- 
mitted by May 21, to the National 
Muiupie heterosis Society, Blue 
Ridge Chapter, One Morton 
Drive, Suite 106, Charlottesville, 
VA 22903. 


Raymond Cormier 

Massage Therapy Provides Health Benefits 


Massage therapy is the ma- 
nipulation of soft tissue structures 
of the body to prevent and allevi- 
ate pain, discomfort, muscle 
spasm and stress, and to promote 
health and wellness. 

It is an ancient art revived 
with the growing interest among 
Americans in complementary 
forms of healthcare. 

Consumers currently spend 
$2-$4 billion on visits to massage 
therapists. Some insurance com- 
panies are beginning to cover 
massage therapy and more health 
care providers are prescribing it. 

Current research funded by 
the National Institute of Health is 
looking at the effectiveness of 
massage therapy. 

Massage therapy has many 
benefits for the body and mind 

♦Relieves stress and aids 

♦Relieves muscle tension 
and stiffness 

•Fosters faster healing of 
strained muscles and sprained 

♦Reduces muscle spasms 

♦Provides greater joint 

flexibility and range of motion 

♦Enhances athletic perfor- 

♦Promotes deeper and 
easier breathing 

♦Improves circulation of 
blood and movement of lymph 

♦Reduces blood pressure 

♦Helps relieve tension-re- 
lated headaches and effects of 

♦Enhances the health and 
nourishment of skin 

♦Improves posture 

♦Strengthens the immune 

♦Fosters peace of mind 

♦Promotes a relaxed state 
of mental alertness 

♦Helps relieve mental 

♦Improves ability to moni- 
tor stress signals and respond ap- 

♦Enhances capacity for 
calm thinking and creativity 

♦Satisfies needs for caring 

♦Fosters a feeling of well- 

. ♦Reduces levels of anxiety 

♦Increases awareness of 
mind-body connection 

There are many types of 

massage including Swedish mas- 
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involving various techniques), 
pressure point therapy for certain 
conditions and injuries, reflexol- 
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sage which focuses on muscle 
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Most massage sessions last 
an hour and involve undressing 
and the use of some kind of oil or 
lotion. Massage can take place in 
a massage office, in a chiroprac- 
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Massage therapy is pro- 
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provide various types of massage. 
The Virginia Department of 
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In order to be certified an 
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national certification exam. 

To locate a massage thera- 
pist call the American Massage 
Therapy Association at 1-888- 
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For more information on 
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All About Laura Eynon 

Sports Editor 

"When I look at my life, I 
want to be able to look back and 
say I did all the things I wanted 
to do; I explored everything," 
Laura says as she runs her hand 
through her wavy brown hair. 

"I want to know that I didn't 
not do something because I was 
scared of how people would look 
at me or what people would say. I 
lived my life for me and did the 
things I wanted to do and didn't 
let anyone stand in my way." 

"I want to know that when 
fate throws something in my path 
I am going to notice aad follow 
through on it and not just walk 

Laura Eynon was born in 
Valdosta, Georgia, deep in the 
south of the good old U.S. Her 
parents met in college at Valdosta 
State University and the rest as 
they say, is history. 

Her dad, Ralph, works for 
Trustwood, a company that spe- 
cializes in building supplies. 
When Laura was four, her dad 
transferred to Washington D.C. 

and they moved to Richmond. 

Laura's mom, "Ann without 
the E" as she says, works for an 
architecture firm as an auto-cad 

Laura also has a sister, Sa- 
rah. According to her, even 
though Sarah didn't go to college, 
she was "at the right place at the 
right time." 

She is now living in Cali- 
fornia and is currently on tour 
with the band Orgy and will be 
accompanying Papa Roach on 
their next tour. 

Laura has had other people 
in her life have an influence upon 
her other than her family. Her 
friend Megan introduced her to 
some literature that helped her in 
her decision to become a vegan. 

"I was a vegetarian for two 
years before becoming a Vegan. 
That was a decision I came to on 
my own based on the fact that I 
don't think it's right to kill ani- 
mals. That's totally a moral and 
ethical issue with me," she says. 

Laura made the decision to 
become a vegan after reading 
some literature on the dairy indus- 
try given to her by her friend 


The information she 
learned opened her eyes to the 
mistreatments that take place in 
dairy farms around the country. 
So Laura decided to become a ve- 

According to her, a vegan 
is someone who doesn't use or eat 
anything with part of or a by- 
product of an animal. 

This means no eating meat, 
eggs, cheese, and other meat and 
dairy products. Also a vegan does 
not wear leather, wool, or any- 
thing with feathers. She says that 
most vegans don't eat honey, but 
she does, because she "doesn't 
have any issues with bees." 

Laura has always wanted tc 
be a high school teacher and ev- 
erywhere she went in Virginia, 
she heard about the wonderful 
teaching program that Long wood 
has to offer. 

She also wanted to nlav 
field hockey in college after play- 
ing all four years in high school; 
"I didn't want to play Division I 
because there is too much stress 

See LAURA p. 7 

Dear Career Corner: 
lama sophomore and I'm 
looking to find a job on campus 
so that I can earn a little extra 
money during the school year. 
How can I found out about on- 
c amp us openings? 

Low on Finances 

Dear Finances: 

There are many places you 
can go to find out about on-cam- 
pus jobs. 

We have a big event com- 
ing up called the Work Experi- 
ence Job Fair to be held on Thurs- 
day, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 
p.m. in the Dining Hall Lobby. 

Here you can meet with 

people from various offices 
around campus to see what is 

We also have a notebook in 
the Career Center that lists exactly 
what offices have openings and 
most of these are also on our web 

Any other questions you 
may have about the Work Study 
Program can be directed to 
Nadine Garrett in the Career Cen- 

If you have any questions, 
please feel free to call our office 
at x2063 or come by Lancaster 

If you have a question for 
Career Corner, send an email to 

Camp Counselors and Specialists 

Leading Summer Day Camp in Chester is seeking 
energetic role models for Camp Counselors and Activ- 
ity Specialists, including Arts & Crafts, Boating, Music 
and Games, and Nature/ Outdoor Education. 
Positions are full-time summer seasonal with over-time 
pay. Great experience working with children in a real 
summer camp. Prior experience welcomed but not 

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Dave CQattljetPS *IIcl(ets j 


The Longwood College Ambassadors " 

are selling raffle tickets to win two Z 

tickets to the Dave Matthews Concert in I 

Charlottesville on April 21, 2001. I 


Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to 1 

the American Cancer Society. ■ 

To purchase a ticket call Bill Fiege at x2138. ■ 

Drawing held April 9, 2001. I 




Doctor's oriefs ... go to Basdfest 
2001. Hearing loud music for a long 
period of time can relax the soul. 

Ten great bauds, nine hour* of mu- 
sic playing, S-Sideways kicking off 
the event, seven hoses of free t- 
shirts, six hours of great food being 
cooked, five great chefs cooking that 
food, four large signs to let you know 
who is playing when, three o'clock 
is the kickoff time for 8-sideways to 
start, two headiiner bands to enter- 
tain to your hearts delight, and I'm 
your one and only Bandfest 2001 
Director trying to make your week- 
end a memorable one mil of fun and 

Lancer Productions 

Although gearing up for 
their biggest weekend, Lancer 
Productions still managed to hold 
successful events before Spring 
Weekend 2001. 

The movie "The Legend of 
Drunken Master" starring Jackie 
Chan was held on Friday, March 
30 with a crowd of SO students. 

Following the movie was 
the Karaoke Finals Round II, 
which 150 Long wood students 

On April 
Fool's Day, 
Sunday, April 1, 
the amount of 
people coming 
out to the pay- 
per-view event, 
was no joke- a 
whopping 2S0 
students to see 

the main event Stone Cold Steve 
Austin catch the title from the 
very popular rival, the Rock. 

But the real main event is 
this coming weekend, Saturday, 
April 7, when Lancer Produc- 
tions, along with the Tau Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity and the Men's 
Rugby Team, will host Spring 
Weekend 2001, boasting the 
theme, "One Weekend, One Party, 
One Longwood." 

Events will kick off at noon 
on. Saturday and run through 6 
p.m. There will be activities for 
everyone, including music from 
Bone Pony, Travelin* Max, The 
Mike Plume Band, Fighting 
Gravity, and Longwood's very 
own Bryan Lee! 

Inflatable Fun will also be 
set up for student's enjoyment as 
well as booths from various stu- 
dent organizations. 

Aramark will provide an 
outdoor lunch 
and dinner, so 
won't miss a 
thing due to 
their appe- 

forget to 
watch your 
Longwood students get down and 
dirty during the Oozeball tourna- 
ment beginning at 10 a.m. on the 
Lankford Lawn in front of Stubbs. 
This is a weekend that is 
looked forward to the most by 
Upperclassmen and won't want to 
be missed by ANY students! 

Make sure to check out 
these, along with other upcoming 
campus events, brought to the stu- 
dents by Lancer Productions! 

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teatre Review: An Evening with Madame F 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

and taking questions from the au- 

Stevens' dramatic mono- 

women of the orchestra were al- 
ways separated from the others 
(both emotionally and physically) 

On Thursday, March 29, logues kept the audience in rapt and they sang in order to live. 

Longwood proudly welcomed attention, and she did not shy Before the war, they made 

Ms. Claudia Stevens in her one- away from the emotional and ethi : music because it gave them en- 

cal implications of how she sur- joyment; it was their passion in 

vived the war. We. But once they became vic- 

She was chosen for the or- tims of the war, singing became 

chestra for her singing, instrument an instrument of survival. "I real- 

woman play, An Evening with 
Madame F. 

The performance, held in 
Jarman Auditorium, was a dra- 
matic representation of women 
who performed in the Women's 
Orchestra while at the Auschwitz 
concentration camp during the 
Second World War. 

Claudia Stevens, who 

playing, and composing abilities. 
Of her experience the character 
says, "How can I look back on it 
and not feel I was a whore." 

The orchestra played for the 
Nazis in a desperate attempt to 

wrote and stars in the play, used stay alive. Stevens* character 

props such as a piano and a snare 

drum to retell the story. It is 

loosely based on the life of Fania 

Fenelon, a French woman forced 

into Auschwitz by the Nazis. 

Stevens portrays Fenelon 
during the 1970s, decades after 
the war. Fenelon is on a book tour 

ized my life has no meaning," 
Stevens' character says. 

I met with Stevens after the 
play at a reception. I asked her 
what was the most important per- 
sonal aspect of the play. "The con- 
nection between expressing as a 

says, "Others sell for success or singer and existence." 
money only; what I did, I did for And from Stevens* excel- 

Iife, for one more day of life." She lent portrayal, it is obvious to the 

uses the piano, playing a rapid audience that this is the theme of 

crescendo to emphasize her key the play. As her character says at 

points. the end of the play, "It is not liv- 

Stevens emphasized two ing that matters. It is singing and 

main points for the play: the living. Living by singing." 

Book Review: A Bad Girl's Guide to 
Getting What You Want 

Staff Writer 

What does a single twenty- 
something woman have to do to 
get what she wants these days? 

I needed answers to this 

They were quickly an- 
swered when I picked up The Bad 
Girl's Guide to Getting What You 

This is the handbook of my 

This is a follow-up to Bad 
Girl's Guide to the Open Road 
which, by the way, is a hysterical 

book about road trips and car 

All women need this in 
their glove box! 

A Bad Girl's Guide to Get- 
ting What You Want teaches you 
the "skills" you need to get your 
hands on whatever your heart de- 
sires, be it a great apartment, the 
perfect man, or more frequent- 
flyer miles. 

It gives many tips on how 
to fill in resume gaps, what to do 
with your old bridesmaid dress, 
or how to get rid of sleazy men. 

tion of this beautiful book! 

Of course it leaches one 
how to be a "bad girl" but I'd say 
that most of us can easily fit into 
that description when needed. 

But unfortunately, if we are 
too bad, it is considered bitchy. 

This book just praises bad- 
ness and makes bitch more like a 

With illustrations and hi- 
larious tips for getting your way, 
this is the book every bad girl 
should possess. 

Go buy it. You will be 

which, bythe way, is a hysterical This is only a smaN descrip- happy that you did. 

CD Review: At the Drive-in's 
Relationship of Command 

Staff Writer 

Need to rock? Then pick up 
At the Drive-Ins newest album 
Relationship of Command. 

This album gives you a 
dose of rock/punk/metal/pol i lea 1 
rage all in one small jewel case. 

In my honest opinion, if 
you like Rage Against the Ma- 
chine, you can find solace in At 
the Drive-in. 

You get the punching rock 
sounds with the angry/loud vo- 

At the Drive-In is not try- 
ing to copy Rage's sound at all. 
but you can sometimes hear bits 

of their influence in the songs. 

When the opening track 
"Arc Arsenal" begins, you know 
you are in for a ride. 

The energy of this album 
doesn't slop until the end. 

There is not a dull moment 
on the album. 

The drums are pounding, 
the guitars loud and heavy, and 
the singing desperate and angry. 

All of this together makes 
a fine rock album. 

There are many highlights 
to this album including, (but not 
Umited to), "Invalid Litter Dept.," 
"Rolodex Propaganda," and "One 
Armed Scissor"- which is the cur- 
rent single of the album. 

If I could say anything to 
At the Drive-In, it would be 
Thank you. Thank you for mak- 
ing an album that rocked me." 

I think we all need music 
like that. The world would be a 
better place. 

4 stars. 



Leftover Salmon To Play 
Hampden-Sydney College 


Staff Advisor 

Leftover Salmon — 
polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass — 
nearly indescribable with mere 
words, will be perform- 
ing tonight, Thursday, 
April 5th, at Hampden- 
Sydney College in the 
Kirby Fieldhouse at 9 

Leftover Salmon is 
an upbeat flavor of blue- 
grass which pulls ele- 
ments from Cajun, 
Southern rock, and coun- 
try, as well as, boogie and 
assorted ethnic influ- 

This band consists 
of Drew Emmitt on vocals and 
mandolin, Billy McKay on 
Hammond organ and piano, Ylnce 
Herman on vocals and acoustic, 
Jose Martinez on drums, Mark 
Vann on vocals and banjo, and 
George Garrison on bass, produc- 
ing a full, very capable bluegrass. 

This is a band that features 
some lively, can't stand still, mu- 

sic. As with bluegrass, this band 
does some amazing jamming and 

For a live taste of Leftover 
Salmon, check out the live, "no 
overdubs and artificial ingredient 

Press Photo 

added" Ask the Fish. 

Leftover Salmon formed 
over eleven years ago in Boulder, 
CO as a result of Vince Herman's 
Cajun "Salmonheads" merger 
with Emmitt and Vann of the blue- 
grass unit "Left-Hand String 

Leftover Salmon released 
their first album Bridges to Bert 


To Shafaali Nohria, recipient of the $100 
essay contest sponsored by the Multicultural 
Affairs Office. 

Ms. Nohria is currently raising money and 
awareness for victims of India's recent 
earthquake. In the future, she anticipates 
starting the Longwood Organization for 
Global Relief, focusing on under-developed 
countries or third world countries 
experiencing major disasters. 

Thanks to all those who submitted an essay! 

in 1992. Because of their suc- 
cessful live show and their 
emerging following, they fol- 
lowed with the live Ask the Fish 
in 1995. 

In 1997 they released Eu- 
phoria and most re- 
cently released the 
Nashville Sessions in 
1999 featuring such no- 
tables as Jerry Douglas, 
Sam Bush, and Bela 
Fleck among others. 

In 2001, Herman 
said that Leftover 
Salmon plans to "record 
a new album and our 
next record will be a 
rock and roll kind of 
record. We are all so 
psyched about all of the 
next possibilities and are feeling 
really revived." 

For a band known for their 
live shows, I highly recommend 
that you check out Leftover 
Salmon. Sam Bush is opening 
and this will be a good time! 

Leftover Salmon, with 
special guest Sam Bush, HSC, 
Kirby Field House, 9 pjn. 


New Pinnacle Members 

To the Spring 2001 Finnacle initiates 

Undergraduate Students 

Trudy Bell Berry 

Russell Dove 

Laury Elizabeth King 

3eth McDowell Wilkerson 

Graduate Students 

Carol Ashe-Bigger 

Jaime Lorraine Estes 

Constance Guill Godsey 

Susan Kente Nielsen 

Rhonda Renee Pedigo 

Pinnacle is the National Honor Society for 

non-traditional students who are often 

overlooked by traditional campus honoraries. 

Gays in Mr. Roger's Neighborhoo 

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if you weren't in the ball- 
room last Wednesday night at 8 
p.m., then you missed a really 
good time. 

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was presented in the Student 
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teal with the issue of homosexu- 

ality here on campus and in ev- 
ery aspect of our lives. 

They started off by asking 
people in the audience to name 
words that they hear around cam- 
pus that are associated with gay 

Many names were said by 
the audience and some of the 
more noticeable ones ranged from 
names most people are familiar 
with like "lesbos" and "dykes" to 
other names we are not so famil- 
iar with like "fruity," "butt 
and "anal inva,-. 
They next asked everyone 
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friends that are gay 

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of words some of which are 
compassionate, confident, under- 
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son, you would see many of the 
second set of words in them. 

Once they conveyed their 
point, they explained a few terms 
to the audience. 

One term was Homophobia 
which means "the irrational fear 
of gay, lesbian, and bisexual 

Leipoid further went on to 
say mat there were many things 
you could do to combat Ho- 
mophobia which included pro- 
moting awareness so that people 
realize they have nothing to fear. 

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more terms which lead into a dis- 
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Open House 

in Jarman 
9:00 a.m. 

Spring Weekend 

@ 12:00 -6:00 p.m. 


Belmont Abbey 
@ 12:00 p.m. 

Men's & 

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in ABC Rooms 
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1 :00 p.m. 

Men's & 

Women's Tennis 


1 :00 p.m. 

Kinzer / Schoenhals 

Faculty Four-Hand 

Piano Recital 

@ 7:30 p.m. 

"Die Landsknechte: 

Origins Recruitment, 

and Organization" 

by Dr. Gilbert Millar 
in Hiner 207 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

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in Hiner 
@ 10:00 am. 


St. Andrew's 
@ 3:00 p.m. 

Cycling Club Meeting 

Come and see what 
it's all about 

in the Charlotte Room 
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

Work Experience 
Job Fair 

in Dining Hall Lobby 
@ 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. 

AA Meeting 

in the Dinwiddle Room 
@ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

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WRESTLE cont'd p. 1 

tain his championship. 
The next match was equally 
boring, with Tazz and the APA 
taking on the Right to Censor, a 
group of tie- wearing sissies who's 
basic job is to stop the female 
wrestlers from taking their clothes 

Though I could've really 
cared less about who won (I rarely 
do with the opening matches) I 
was going for Tazz because I don't 
like what the RTC stands for, and 
because RTC has the most annoy- 
ing entrance music, bar-none. 
Man, do I hate those sirens. 

Nothing exciting at all hap- 
pened during this match, with the 
exception of a female wrestler 
(Jacqueline) giving a DDT to the 
leader of Right to Censor, Steven 
Richards. - 

The match ended 
with Bradshaw (one of the 
APA) giving Val Venis 
(One of the RTC) the 
"Clothesline from Hell, n 
most likely the best 
clothesline in the busi- 

The audience was 
starting to get warmed up, 
and needed a match to get 
the blood working. 

We weren't left 
hanging, because the next 
match was a triple threat 
(three person free-for-all) for the 
hardcore title. 

Hardcore matches have no 
rules, and weapons always come 
into play immediately. 

This match featured the 
champion Raven, and two men 
much bigger than him. 

One was Kane, a 300 pound 
man with a mask to hide his 
burned face, and the other was the 
Big Show, who is approximately 
72" and weighs over 500 pounds. 
The match itself featured 
potted plants, golf carts, and 
Raven getting thrown through a 
glass window, emerging minutes 
later bleeding all over the place. 
Accidents will happen. 

This match did end in an in- 
teresting way, with the Big Show 
and Raven falling off of a ramp 
and into a pit that appeared to be 
filled with chalk. 

Kane jumped in after them, 
and pinned Raven. 

This was followed up by 
the European Championship, 
which was a poor match to put in 
the middle. 

It pitted champion Test ver- 
sus Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero 
brought friends down to the ring 
with him, and the outcome was 

fairly predictable. 

Guerrero did win, with help 
from Perry Saturn and Dean 
Malenko, as guessed. 

In fact, the only reason I 
was remotely interested in this 
match is because Test throws a 
mean boot to the face, and I 
wanted to see it. Like a gift from 
above, he did. 

Towards the end of the 
match, there was a fairly audible 
crunch as Test buried his huge 
boot into Eddie Guerrero's head. 

Though Test lost, I felt 

Fifth on the card was the 
Kurt Angle-Chris Benoit match. 
Kurt Angle being my favorite 
wrestler, my pick was obvious. 

I'm going to gloss over the 
match itself, because it involved 

a lot of groundwork and less no- 
table high flying manuevers. 

Both competitors went back 
and forth with suplexes and sub- 
mission holds, but Angle eventu- 
ally won with a roll-up combina- 

As a measure of revenge, 
Benoit attacked him backstage. 

The women were up next. 
I'm not going to call this a match, 
because it wasn't Chyna vs. Ivory 
isn't a match. Chyna is an animal, 
hands down. 

Two minutes after she was 
done throwing Ivory around the 
ring, Chyna claimed the women's 
title, and went on her way. 

One thing you have to give 
Chyna, her outfit was a 
gave me an 80's flashback. 

What would WresUemania 
be without a family feud?? 

WWF owner Vince 
McMahon was up next, battling 
his son, Shane, fresh off his re- 
cent purchase of WCW, the 
WWFs only real competition, if 
you could call it that 

You'd have to have watched 
wrestling for the past couple 
months to understand everything 
that led into this match. 

If not, you wouldn't know 
why Linda McMahon (Vinces 

wife) was in a coma, what Trish 
Stratus and the whole doggy thing 
meant (God, I could only wish) 
and why Stephanie McMahon 
was wearing "Daddy's little gui" 

The highlights of this 
match were Linda "miraculously" 
coming out of her coma to kick 
Vince in the nuts, and Shane 
McMahon performing one of die 
most brilliant moves I have ever 
seen, jumping the length of the 
ring to dropkick Vince in the Face 
with a trashcan. 

You would have had to see 
it to understand or believe it. 
Shane pinned Vince after the 
dropkick, throwing confusion 
into the future of the family and 
the WCW. 

Now that everyone in the 
audience was pumped, they 
brought on TLC 2. 

TLC stands for Tables, 
Ladders, and Chairs, all legal 
weapons in the match, 

The basic point is that the 
tag team tide belts are suspended 
in the air above the ring, and 
someone has to climb a ladder 
and grab the belts. 

The potential for getting 
hurt is enormous. 

The participants in this 
match were the Dudley Boyz, 
The Hardy Boyz (my personal 
favorites), and Edge and Chris- 

Along the way, three other 
people got involved, but that 
didn't matter. The violence that 
ensued is why everyone was 

By my count, people were 
thrown through at least nine 
tables, including one hellacious 
fall in which Matt Hardy and Bun 
Buh Ray Dudley were both 
thrown off a 20 foot ladder, and 
flew over the ring ropes through 
a set of four tables that had been 

Jeff Hardy had his trade- 
mark death dive (the "Swanton" 
bomb) which he executed off a 
ladder and into a group of wres- 
tlers who were lying stunned on 
a table. 

Chairs were also used, I 
lost count of how many times the 
various wrestlers got cracked in 
the skull. 

This was by far the most 
interesting match of the night, 
though it paled in comparison to 
the first TLC match held at last 
year's Wrestlemania. 

Edge and Christian finally 
won, becoming tag champs for 
the 1000th time. 

Next was the gimmick 
battle royal. which the WWF 

decided to bring back 20 wresders 
from the past for a brawl. 

It was kind of sad to see all 
these men who had been ripped 
and mean when I was 5 or 6 years 
old come back, with their thinning 
hair and potbellies. 

I couldn't help but cheer for 
some of my old favorites, as the 
Bushwackers, Kamala, Earth- 
quake, and a host of others made 
a return. 

The loudest cheers went to 
Hillbilly Jim and Sgt. Slaughter, 
but eventually, the Iron Sheik 
(who must be 50-60 by now, and 
took five minutes to waddle down 
to the ring) prevailed. 

The disparity here was that 
it took 20 minutes for all the in- 
troductions, and the match was 
over in 5 minutes. 

I was left speechless and 
with one question.. "Who the hell 
is The Goon?" I had never heard 
of him before. 

Two more matches to go, 
and the crowd was intense. Un- 
dertaker- Triple-H began, and was 
the most lopsided match of the 
night after Chyna-Ivory, it seemed 

When it was over, I couldn't 
remember Triple-H having had 
any real offense except when he 
cracked the Undertaker in the 
head with a sledgehammer. Or 
perhaps I was just enamored with 
the Undertaker's chokeslams, kid- 
ney punches, and the Last Ride 
that eventually buried Triple-H. 
Bleeding profusely from 
his forehead, the Undertaker im- 
proved his record in 
Wrestlemania to 9-0. 

The headliner of the night 
was The Rock vs. Stone Cold 
Steve Austin for the WWF cham- 

This match had all the mak- 
ings of a classic. 

The two biggest fan favor- 
ite stars, the hype and the build- 
up, and the biggest pay-per-view 

event of the year. 

The match had a huge twist 
at the end, and both men deliv- 
ered with all they had. 

I was rooting for Stone 
Cold, I absolutely hate The Rock. 
The match went back and 
forth, featuring extensive use of 
the outside railings and the 
timekeeper's bell. 

Back in the ring, the two 
stars traded finishing manuevers, 
even using each others trade- 
marks against each other. 

In a move that caused me 
to hate him even more, the Rock 
used "The People's Elbow," a 
move I thought he had aban- 
doned, due to the fact that it's the 
stupidest thing ever invented. 

But no, it wasn't to be. Fi- 
nally, Vince McMahon came 
down to the ring, and after a few 
minutes, started helping Stone 
Cold beat up the Rock. 

Finally, Stone Cold won 
after hitting the Rock in the head 
and body with a chair about 15 

Stone Cold was the new 
champ, and I was in shock. 
He shook Vince's hand!! 
Stone Cold, the man who 
epitomized rebellion against au- 
thority, rampant drinking and gen- 
eral disrespect for the law had 
sold out. 

The audience was silent 
I was crying. 

I even cried through the 
raffle for prizes, but I might have 
been crying then because practi- 
cally everyone except me won. 

Despite Stone Cold's be- 
trayal, I still went back to my 
room and toasted his victory with 
a beer. 

After all that it'd be hard 
to come up with a logical end to 
this story, so I'm just going to say 
that Phi Kappa Tau kicks ass 
again, until someone else does 
something cool to buy my alle- 

cont'tl p, 1 

towards the end of the 
students still atBgk through 
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I (despite the nasty weather)," said 
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LAURA cont'd p. 5 

and pressure at that high 
level, but at the Division III level 
it is more like playing in a league 
or club and it's really not worth 
the effort and time, so I like the 
Division II aspect" 

It seems, though, that things 
have changed for Laura in the past 
year or so. She no longer aspires 
to be a high school teacher, just 
recently changing her minor from 
secondary education to women's 
studies to go along with her En- 
glish major and Psychology mi- 

"I want to be in higher 
learning; I am hoping to teach 
women's literature." Laura plans 
on moving on to do a graduate 
study in women's literature at the 
University of South Carolina and 
then move on to teach women's 
lit. in college. 

Also she has quit the field 
hockey team; "I miss it a lot but 
it's not worth it anymore," she 
says. She got sick of putting so 
much time and effort into it and 
not having anything to show for 
it She was putting everything she 
had into the team and she was im- 
proving so much, yet there was 
nothing to show for her hard work 
and dedication. 

But Laura is still very in- 
volved in extra curricular activi- 
ties and Longwood. She will be 
doing Pyramid Tours in the fall, 
which helps incoming freshmen 
cope with the ordeals of coming 

DIG cont'd p. 1 

By Friday afternoon, 
though, a few of the students who 
had previously been to the 
Gumbey site began to get edgy. 

The site was small, and the 
digging was not going well, since 
most of the dirt got to be too hard 
to trowel through. 

Hedman had 
already decided to 
take a select group of 
people into another 
part of the farm to do 
some shovel test pits 
on interesting-look- 
ing mounds located 
on the side of a hill. 

These mounds 
were on a section of 
land that probably 
would have been hard to do any- 
thing with, because of the incline. 

It would not have been 
good for farming or livestock, so 
Hedman and Jordan thought the 
mounds might be the remains of 
slave cabin chimneys. 

The plantation where they 
were located had had over 500 
slaves at one time, and the 

to a new school and dealing with 
college life. 

She also used to do orien- 
tation but won't be doing that be- 
cause she will be taking summer 
classes and simply won't have the 
time to do it 

Something new for her this 
semester is joining Mortar Board 
and helping plan next year's 
Oktoberfest She says it's really 
fun but at the same time it's kind 
of scary, because what if some- 
thing goes wrong? 

Laura is also a part of UA, 
or Unity Alliance, which is an or- 
ganization for gays, lesbians, bi- 
sexuals, transsexuals, heterosexu- 
als - "it includes pretty much ev- 
eryone," she says. Their main aim 
is sexuality and sexual orienta- 

Right now the main goal of 
Unity Alliance is trying to get 
sexual orientation included in 
Longwood's non- discrimination 
laws. Right now the only thing 
stopping this from happening is 
the Board of Visitors. 

"It's really sad because 
Longwood is the only school in 
the state that doesn't include 
sexual orientation in their non- 
discrimination laws." 

Laura is very passionate 
about Unity Alliance and it's 
cause because Laura is a lesbian. 
Since coming to college she has 
really been able to open up to 
people and find herself. 

Just getting out of her house 

mounds looked similar to other 
slave cabin remains that had been 
found by other anthropologists. 

So Hedman took a small 
crew there, and they found prob- 
able evidence of slave cabins. 

First they found round, flat 
stones which would have been 


Photo by Matt Stevens 

used to keep the foundation of the 
cabins off the ground in order to 
keep moisture out. 

There was also a lot of brick 
found, not of the high quality of 
the Gumbey site, but lower qual- 
ity brick that may have been used 
for the chimneys of slave cabins. 

They also found a long 
piece of wood buried in the 

has given her the chance to open 
up. "I have always known that I 
was different I didn't necessarily 
know what homosexuality was." 

Something significant hap- 
pened to Laura when she was in 
eighth grade though. A lesbian 
couple moved in next door to her 
grandparents and Laura was in- 
troduced first hand to a homo- 
sexual couple. 

They were nice people and 
her grandparents liked them too. 
She says she saw them as role 
models, as a kind of positive por- 
trayal of a lesbian couple instead 
of all the negativity that went with 
homosexuality at that time. 

Laura has never had any 
confusion about her sexuality or 
felt bad about it. "You fall in love 
with whoever you fall in love 
with; you can't help that. I would 
consider myself a lesbian, but if I 
were to meet some guy that just 
swept me off my feet, then I 
wouldn't not go out with that per- 
son just based on sex or race. How 
I classify myself is based on the 
majority of my experiences but I 
wouldn't cancel someone out just 
based on that." 

No one knows what is go- 
ing to happen next and it doesn't 
seem like Laura is really worried 
about it. She just doesn't want to 
miss out on life. Whether it's 
teaching, running, working, or 
whatever, she wants to do it to the 
fullest. Hopefully all of us can 
learn something from Laura. 

middle of one of the mounds. 

On Saturday, Hedman de- 
cided to take a few more people 
down to the Glade site to continue 
excavation there. 

The mound in which they 
found the most artifacts was quar- 
tered and excavated. 

This dig re- 
vealed more brick, 
80 to 90 percent of 
all artifacts were 
brick, plus SO to 60 
pieces of chinking. 
Chinking is 
mud or clay that is 
squished in between 
the planks or logs of 
a building in order to 
keep out the ele- 
All in all, this was a suc- 
cessful dig, and Dr. Jordan plans 
to take more classes to the Glade 
site, rather than the Gumbey site. 
White it can never be ascer- 
tained if the artifacts found were 
from Dadda Gumbey's cabin, the 
Glade site offers a more exciting 
challenge to the next group of 
would-be anthropologists. 

3PPN3 WeeReNd* 2001 

One Weekend, One Party, One Longwood 

Friday, April 6, 2001 

Oozeball (3:30 p.m.- ???) Lankford Lawn in front of 
Stubbs; sponsored by the Longwood Ambassadors 
WLCX Bandfest (3 p.m.- 12 a.m.) Her Field (behind 
the New Dining Hall) 
Schedule of Bands: 

3:00 pjn. - 3:45 p.m. 
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
4:30 p.m. -5:15 p.m. 
by LP) 

5:15 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 
6.-00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
7.00 pjn. - 8:00 p.m. 
8.-00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 
9:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. 
10:00 p.m.- 11. -00 p.m. 
11:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m. 
Questionable Motives 

Saturday, April 7, 2001 

Oozeball (10 a.m.-???) 
Spring Weekend Festival (noon- 6 p.m.) 
Featuring the music of: Travel in' Max, Bone Pony, 
(Longwood's own) Bryan Lee, The Mike Plume Band, 
and Fighting Gravity! 

Also featuring inflatable fun: Bouncy Boxing, Gladi- 
ator Joust, Rock Wall, Bungee Run, and Obstacle 

Other events: Student Booths, Chili Cook-Off, Wax 
Hands novelty give-away 

Free Spring Weekend T-Shirts will be given away 
throughout the day provided by Lancer Produc- 

Lunch and Dinner outdoors by ARAMARK 
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and the Men's Rugby Team 



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Fails, Scoring Mar Doubleheader Lacrosse Suffer s First Defeat 


Staff Writer 

When you play a sport, 
there are a few things you under- 
stand are just going to happen. If 
you play at another team's field, 
Jhe fans are going to be brutal. 

You need that thick skin. 
But there are limits. And during 
Long wood's doubleheader vs. 
Anderson College on March 3 1st, 
the home fans crossed them. 

The sad thing was, it wasn't 
even students. There was one par- 
ticular fraternity who yelled at 
Anderson's starting pitcher a few 
times, even rattling him to the 
point that he started pointing in 
the stands and yelling back on one 

I found that amusing, be- 
cause as a visiting player, you 
need to be prepared for that. 
Taunting opposition is one of 
those guilty pleasures hometown 
fans enjoy, and the fraternity did 
nothing out of hand. 

The problem was the older 
adults. They couldn't have shut up 
if their lives depended on it, and 
their insults weren't directed at 
Anderson's dugout, they were di- 
rected at the umpires. 

There was one particular 
group, sitting right below the 
press box. who just wouldn't quit 
Call after call, they harassed the 

umpires, unless a call went 
Longwood's way, in which they 
were quick to bait the umpire and 
tell him what a great job he was 

If these were the parents of 
any Longwood player, I feel sin- 
cerely sorry for you. I can only 
imagine how terrible your Little 
League experiences must have 

There is absolutely no place 
for that in sports. As a former 
umpire myself, I can tell you that 
the first thing that will happen 
when fans get on your case is that 
you'll begin to see just how nice 
the other team is being. 

Then, close calls may start 
going their way. But one thing is 
for sure, the people who won't 
shut up aren't going to catch a 

Longwood possibly lost 
two or three calls by the end of 
the game, based completely on 
the idiot parents/hometown faith- 
ful who couldn't shut up. 

As for the games them- 
selves, I was fairly impressed. 
Both games were close (7-4, 5-7) 
and well played for the most part. 

In the first game, Jason 
Hunseker pitched an excellent 
seven innings, allowing four runs 
while striking out four and pick- 
ing up the win. 

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up the save with two solid relief 
innings, striking out three. 

Longwood was paced by 
captains Travis Pfitzner and Jer- 
emy Knicely, who each blasted 
homeruns, Knicely 's coming with 
a man on base. 

LaRon Wilson, Ryan Costa, 
and Brian Medley each chipped 
in two hits apiece to aid 
Hunseker's cause. 

The second half of the 
doubleheader didn't turn out so 
well, as Longwood lost in extra 
innings, 7-5. 

Richardson picked up 
where he left off, pitching the first 
5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs 
while striking out four. 

Robbie Chinn relieved him 
at that point, and after a shaky 
start, performed admirably, allow- 
ing just two runs in the final 2 2/3 

Though the end result 
wasn't favorable, Longwood did 
start off with a bang in the first 
Wilson started the game off with 
a single, moved around on a wild 
pitch and a passed ball, and scored 
on Pfitzner's single. 

Knicely followed that at bat 
with another single, and both run- 
ners moved up a base on another 
passed ball. 

Pfitzner scored on a long 
sacrifice fly by Medley, and 
Knicely scored when the next bat- 
ter, Louis Shackelford, drove a 
double down the right field line. 

The next two runs came in 
the third. Medley singled, 
Shackelford got drilled by a pitch, 

See FANS p. 15 

Sports Information 

Longwood, ranked #2 in 
the fWLCA Division II Poll, went 
2 1 tast week against Division I 
Howard (D.C.), March 28, Lock 
Haven (P. A.), April 1, and West 
Chester (PA.), April 2. The Lanc- 
ers defeated Howard 17-10 at 
Lancer Fieid, and on the road de- 
feated Lock Haven 16-7 and lost 
to #3 WCU 13-11 for die team's 
first losa of the season. 

Howard scored three early 
goals and held a 3-1 advantage 
but the Lancers came charging 
back, scoring the last four goals 
of the half to lead 8-4 at the break. 

Senior Natalie Smith/ 
Albemarle HS had two goals and 
three assists in the game to be- 
come the All-Time leader in ca- 
reer points at Longwood with 


Freshman Carlee Ullery/ 
Albemarle HS also had five points 
on four goals and an assist, and 
sophomore Jen Hilbert/ 
Annandale HS had four points on 
four goals. 

Freshman Kristy Taylor/ 
Bishop Ireton HS had a four-point 
game with three goals and an as- 
sist for LC. Senior Rachel Bunn/ 
Northeast (M.D.) HS played 50 
minutes with 12 saves, before 
freshman Stacey Schmidt/Eastern 
(N. J.) HS entered the game, mak- 
ing one save in the final 10 min- 

At LHU, Longwood 
scored 14 first-half goals for a 14- 
2 halftime margin in the big vic- 
tory. Junior Kris Denson/ 
Stafford HS torched the Eagle 

nets for five goals and assisted on 
one to lead LC. 

Ullery and Taylor each 
added three goals and one assist 
Smith contributed one goat and 
four assists in d» game. 

Longwood used Burnt (1 
save) in goal for ti»e first half and 
Schmidt (6 saves) m the second. 

At WCU, the Lancers 
jumped out to a 6-1 lead before 
the host Rams roared back with 
eight goals over me final 6:28 of 
the first half rbr a 9-7 lead at the 
break. They continued the barrage 
with four unanswered goals in tiie 
second half for a 13-7 lead. 

LC battled back with die 
last four goals of the game but fell 
short 13-11. 

Junior Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (M.D.) HS scored 
three goals and Smith finished 
with two goals and an assist 

Sophomore Kristen Beatty/ 
Robinson HS and Ullery each tal- 
lied two goals and Taylor had a 
goal and two assists. Bunn made 
11 saves in goal for LC. 

Through 10 matches. Smith 
leads Longwood with 18 goals 
and 21 assists for 39 points. 

Ullery follows with 38 
points on 30 goals and eight as- 
sists, along with Denson, who has 
28 goals and five assists for 33 
points. Taylor has 27 points on 16 
goals and 1 1 assists and Hilbert 
has 20 points on 14 goals and six 
assists. ' 

Longwood next plays Apri I 
7, at Limestone (S.C.) in another 
battle between top 10 teams. The 
game is scheduled to begin at 1 1 
am. in Gaffney, South Carolina. 

Lancer Tennis Splits 

Sports Information 

Chidren on the Edge Foundation wM be iqaimnted along with The AIDS 
Foundation and Battered Women 

Longwood split four 
matches last week, defeating 
Hampden-Sydney 7-2, March 27 
and Wingate (N.C.) 6-2, March 3 1 
while falling to nationally-ranked 
#30 Bloomsburg (P.A.) 8-1, 
March 30 and to Erskine (S.C.) 
7-0, March 31. 

The Lancers played the lat- 
ter three matches in Wilson, N.C. 
during the North-South Duals. 
Longwood is now 5-8 overall, re- 
maining 1-5 in the CVAC, and 
scheduled to play at conference 
opponent Pfeiffer (N.C.) April 5. 

Against Hampden-Sydney, 
LC earned its 5uVstraight triumph 

past the Tigers. 

The Lancers got singles 
wins from senior Igor Bilalagic/ 
Albert Einstein (Germany) HS 
(#1 ), junior Gorjan Bilalagic/J.R. 
Tucker HS (#2), sophomores Jeff 
Henley/Salem HS (#3) and Paul 
Petersen/Blacksburg HS (#4), 
along with junior Mirza Djazovie/ 
Prince George HS (#5). 

LC won two of three 
doubles matches with wins from 
G. Bilalagic and Henley (#2) 
along with I. Bilalagic and 
Petersen (#3). 

Against Wingate, LC got 
singles wins from I. Bilalagic, G. 
Bilalagic, Henley, Petersen, and 
Iljazovic. G. Bilalagic and Henley 
also won in doubles. Against 

Bloomsburg, LC got a doubles 
win from G. Bilalagic and Henley. 

Through 1 3 matches, Long- 
wood is led in singles by Djazovie 
with his record of 6-6. 

Iljazovic is followed by 
Petersen (6-9), G. Bilalagic (5-7), 
Henley (5-9), sophomore Matt 
Graham/Great Bridge HS (#6, 4- 
8), and I. Bilalagic (4-9). 

In doubles, I. Bilalagic and 
Petersen are 6-5, followed by G. 
Bilalagic and Henley (6-6) and 
Graham and Iljazovic (2-8). 

Following the Pfeiffer 
match, Longwood will host 
CVAC opponent Limestone 
(S.C.) April 7 before traveling to 
conference foe Coker (S.C.) April 


>AGE 14 


APRH. 5, 2001 


what they are all about. 

The last two things are to 
use your skills in order to take 

There are many ways you 
can take action that include ac- 
cepting gay people fox who they 
are, as well as staying away from 
jokes and other things that would 
offend a gay person. 

Bil and Joe also went on to 
tell fhek own personal stories 
about when they came out and 
how difficult it was fottheir fam- 
ily ami friends. 

But, there were some funny 
parts too. 

Leipold told a story about 
how his mom actually set him up 
on a date with a "gay gap boy" 
and even picked out his outfit 

It was then that he knew she 
had accepted him for him. 

The one thing in the whole 
program which was the most im- 
portant of all was something mat 
Joe himself said, 

"We didn't choose to be 
gay, we chose to be out.** 

Golf Breaks School Record 

Sports Information 

Longwood established a 
new school-record 54-hole team 
score of 293-284-305-882, March 
30- April 1, to tie for 7th-place 
among 32 teams at the annual 
Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate 
Men's golf tournament in North 

Methodist (N.C.) won the 
event with its 282-259-292-833 
played at the Paradise Point 
Club's two courses: the Gold 
Course, a 6,903-yard, par 72, and 
the Scarlet Course, a 6,130-yard, 
par 70 layout. 

The Lancers will next com- 
pete in the 36- hole Carolina Sands 
Invitational this weekend, April 7- 
8, in Elizabethtown, N.C. 

At Camp Lejeune, LC was 
led by freshman Carl Magnusson/ 
Linkoping, Sweden with his 73- 
68-76-217, the third-best 54-hole 
individual score all-time at the 
College to tie for 19th-place 
among 160 golfers. 

Magnusson, who also es- 
tablished a new school-record for 
36-holes (141), was followed by 
senior Niklas Jansson/Balsta, 
Sweden (74-71-76-221, 5th-best 
all-time, t-30th), freshman Mike 
Nemcosky/Great Bridge HS (73- 
73-75-221, 5th-best all-time, t- 
30th), junior Myles Jones/La 
Moye, United Kingdom (73-72- 
78-223, t-34th), and sophomore 
Chris Pugh/Cave Spring HS (78- 
73-81-232, t-66th). 

The Lancers also set a new 
team school-record for 36-holes 
(577) at Camp Lejeune. 

Through three tournaments 
this spring, Longwood continues 
to be led by Magnusson and his 
75.12 average. Magnusson is fol- 
lowed by Jansson (75.71), 
Nemcosky (77.73), Pugh (78.35), 
and Jones (78.09). The Lancers 
are averaging 305.76 as a team. 

Following the Carolina 
Sands event, Longwood will par- 
ticipate in the CVAC Men's Golf 
Championship April 22-24 in 
Monroe, N.C. 

Baseball Batting .500 for the Week 

Sports Information 

Longwood split a double- 
header with visiting CVAC oppo- 
nent Anderson (S.C.) March 31 at 
Lancer Stadium, winning the first 
game 7-4 before dropping the sec- 
ond game 7-5 in an extra inning. 

The series finale scheduled 
for Aphl 1 was rained oat, along 
with a scheduled game at 
Lynchburg College March 29, as 
the Lancers stand at 14-10 over- 
all. 5-10 in the CVAC. 

Longwood was scheduled 
to host Saint Paul's for a double- 
header April 3 at Lancer Stadium. 

Against Anderson in the 
opener, LC rallied from a 2-0 defi- 
cit in the 4th inning to efeim vic- 
tory as senior Travis Pfttmer/Gar- 
FieW HS (2-4, RBI) and sopho- 
more Jeremy KJucely/Spotswood 
HS (1-3, 2 RBI) each hit home 

Pfitzner hit a solo shot in 
the?4th inning, while Kaicely 
slammed a two-run blot in the 
7th inning. LC also got two hits 
ch from senior Ryan Costa/Buf- 
falo Gap HS (2-4, RBD, sopho- 
more LaRon Wilson/Lee-Davis 
HS (2-4), and freshman Bnan 
Medley/Halifax County HS (2-4, 

Medley had an RBI single 
m the 6th inning, while Costa had 
an RBI double in the 7th inning. 

Sophomore Jason 

HuBseekef/York HS (4-0) got the 
pitching win with die first 7.0 in- 
nings, scattering six hits with 
three earned runs and four 

Sophomore Patrick 
Rjchardsoe/VarinaHSG) earned 
his first saw with the final 2.0 in- 
nings, yielding no hits with three 

Is the nightcap, LC led 5-1 
through four innings before the 
Trojans tied the game at 5-5 
through six innings and added two 
more runs in the extra eighth 
frame to take the win 

The Lancers were led by 
senior Dave Trumbower/Cave 
Spring HS (3-4, 2 RBI) who col- 
lected three hits, including a two- 
run double in the 3rd inning. 
Wilson (2-5) added two hits for 
LC, while Pfitzner (1-4, RBI), 
Medley (1-3, RBI), and freshman 
Louis ShackelfoTdT>enbigh HS 
(1-3, RBI) each had an RBI in the 

Pfitzner Mt an RBI single 
in the 1st toning, Medley had a 
sacrifice fly in the 1st, and 
Shackelford hit an RBI double in 
the 1st inning as well. Freshman 
Robbie Chinn/Midlothian HS (2- 
5) took the mound loss with the 
final 2.2 innings of relief, allow- 
ing three hits and two eaned runs. 

Richardson had started and 
went the first 5.1 innings, allow- 
ing six hits and four earned rust 

with four strikeouts. 

Through 24 games, Long- 
wood is being led offensively by 
WHson wife his .454 batting av- 
erage, including seven home runs 
and 18 RBI. 

Wilson is followed by 
Pfitzner (.412, 7 HR, 31 RBI), 
Knicely (.356, 8 HR, 28 RBI), 
sophomore, Orlando James/Lee- 
Davis HS (.340), Twimbower 
(.328), Medley (.319, 4 HR. 19 
RHQ, and Costa (.313, 1 HR, 20 

On the mound, Hunsecker 
is 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA through 
35.1 innings with 27 strikeouts 
Hunsecker is followed by senior 
Derrick Ellison/I .oudoun County 
HS (4-2, 4.26 ERA, 3 1.2 innings, 
31 strikeouts), Chian (2-5, 5.08 
ERA, 44.1 innings, 32 strikeouts;, 
and Richardson (I-t, 5.77 ERA, 
39:0 inninp, 29 i&iteou; 

The Lancers are hiftiag 
.338 as a team with 34 home rims 
and 18S RBI, white the pitching 
staffhas a combined BRA 
through 1901 inn w i 14? 

Following the games 
against Safflt PauFs, Longwood 
will host conference opponent 
Belmont Abbey <N C ) for an- 
other three-game weekend series 
April 7-8 at Lancer Stadium. The 
two teams will play a double 
header Saturday begmnkg at 12 
p.m. before playing a single-game 
Sunday at I p.m. 

Potts Named CVAC 
Pitcher of the Week 

Sports Information 

Jennifer Potts 
has received her sec- 
ond CVAC Softball 
Pitcher of the Week" 
award for 2001 . 

Potts is a sopho- 
more from Longwood 
College who collected 
three big conference 
wins on the week for 
the Lancers. 

The Purcellville, 
V.A. native started in 
two of the victories 
and then came on in relief to pick 

up the other victory. 

For the week in 15.2 in- 
nings, she gave up only one 
earned run, while 
scattering 10 hits 
and striking out 

For the 
year, Potts has an 
ERA of 2.51 (9th 
in CVAC), while 
collecting 15 
wins (2nd in 
CVAC) to go 15- 
9 on the year. 
Longwood is 17- 
9-1 overall, 5-0-1 
in the CVAC. 

Women's Go lf Up to Par 

Sports Information 

Longwood finished 1 2th at 
the William & Mary Invitational 
March 31 -April 1 after shooting 
a 335-332-667. The 36-hole tour- 
nament, held at the Ford's Colony 
Golf Club, was won by NCAA 
Division I Notre Dame (Ind.) with 
a score of 312-314-626. 

Freshman Ellen Berg/ 
Berzeliusskolin (Sweden) led 
Longwood with a 78-83-161 and 
finished tied for 24th. 

Senior Mandy Beamer/ 
Nottoway HS was tied for 29th, 
with a 83-79-162, and was fol- 
lowed by sophomore Kacia 
Shwen/Rock Springs, Wyo. (87- 
86- 1 73) and freshman Mary Mill- 
age/St. Peter's Secondary, 
Ontario (89-84-173), who fin- 
ished in a tie for 6 1st. 

Freshman Katie Ladowicz/ 
Homewood-Flossmoor (111.) HS 
completed the scoring for the 

See PAR p. 15 


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pitchers ,n, and 

Longwo aid after 

that, man,-. < .-hree hits over 
the final five innings. 

My final thoughts are di- 
rected towards the scorekeeping, 
I have washed many of 
Longwood's games tliis season, 
and 1 have noticed one thing The 
scoring is dejj^iiely home-team. 

This is hot to say Long- 
wood isn't a good hitting team. 
These j 

when you bit a ground ball u> 
bits an opponent 
bounces off, roils between their 
legs, skips past them when it] 
should have obviously been 
handled, etc., it IS NOT A HIT! 1 

It ii an error. I have seen 
(his happen at least three or four 
times in various games, and the 
scoreboard flashes that it was 
counted as a hit 

Longwood's line-up is full 
of solid hitters from top to bot- 
tom. They don't need flbeir statis- 
tics padded. 
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Women's Tennis 
Double Faults 

Sports Information 

Longwood won one of 
three matches last week, defeat- 
ing North Carolina-Pembroke 8- 
1, March 31 while falling to 
Bloomsburg (P.A.) 7-2, March 30 
and to nationally-ranked #30 
Presbyterian (S.C.) 5-0, March 

The Lancers 
played the latter three 
matches in Wilson, 
N.C. during the 
North-South Duals. 
Longwood is now 8- 
3 overall, remaining 
scheduled to play at conference 
opponent Pfeiffer (N.C.) April 5. 

Against UNC-Pembroke, 
LC got singles wins from senior 
Whitney Shaw/Prince George HS 
(#2), freshman Danielle Hess/Bel 
Air (M.D.) HS (#3), senior Tricia 
Ramsey/Halifax County HS (#4), 
junior Laura Veazey/Prince 
George HS (#5), and freshman 
Cecilia Robuison/Brookville HS 

The Lancers swept the 
three doubles matches, getting 
from junior Michelle Will- 

iams Tober/Washington-Lee HS 
and Hess (#1), Shaw and Veazey 
(#2), along with Ramsey and 
sophomore Laura Whitehurst/ 
Western Branch HS (#3). 

Against Bloomsburg, LC 
got a singles win from Robinson 
(#6) and a doubles win from 
Veazey and Robinson (#3). 

Through 1 1 matches, Long- 
wood — ranked #7 
in the ITA East Re- 
gion — is led in 
singles by Hess 
with her record of 

Hess is fol- 
lowed by Veazey 
(11-3), Ramsey (11- 
4), freshman Loren Robertson/ 
Robinson HS (#6, 10-3), Shaw (9- 
7), Williams Tober (#1, 8-7), 
Robinson (4-0), and junior Amie 
Slaton/Franklin HS (4-1). 

In doubles, Hess and Will- 
iams Tober are 1 3-5, followed by 
Shaw and Veazey (8-3) and 
Ramsey and Robertson (5-2). 

Following the Pfeiffer 
match, Longwood will host 
CVAC opponent Limestone 
(S.C.) April 7 before traveling to 
conference foe Coker (S.C.) April 

Softball Dominates In Four Wins 

Sports Information 

Longwood won four 
straight games last week, 
defeating conference foes 
Mount Olive (N.C.) 8-0 
and 1-0, March 27, and 
Anderson (S.C.) 7-1, and 
4-0, April 1. 

The Lancers im- 
proved their record to 1 7- 
9-1 on the year, 5-0-1 in 
the CVAC. 

Against MOC, 
sophomore Jennifer 
Potts/Loudoun Valley HS 
— the CVAC's Pitcher of 
the Week for the second 
time this spring — had 
two steller appearances 
on the mound, pitching a 
complete game two-hitter 
in the first win, and 3.1 in- 
nings of one-hit relief for 
the win in the second. 

In the first game, Potts was 
2-2 at the plate with two runs 
scored and an RBI. 

Also performing well in the 
first game were sophomore 
Shelby Ray/L.C. Bird HS, who 
was 2-2 with a run scored, and 
freshman Kelly Bums/Damascus 
(M.D.) HS, who went 1-2 with a 
run scored and an RBI. 

In the second game, LC got 
the game winning single from 
sophomore Angie Burnette/ 

Southern Durham (N.C.) HS in 
the bottom of the sixth and retired 
the Trojans 1-2-3 in the seventh 
to pick up the win. 

Burns came through again, 
going 3-3, and Potts got on base 
to score the game winning run. 

At AC, Potts was key in the 
first game, pitching a complete- 
game, scattering seven hits with 
three strikeouts, and giving the 
team all the offense it needed on 
a three-run triple in the third in- 

Ray (2-3, RBI) then scored 
Potts with a double, completing 
the Lancers four-run inning. 
Burnette was also 2-3 with an 


In the second game, 
Burnette pitched a complete- 
game shutout, allowing only four 
hits and striking out 

Ray went 2-4 
with an RBI and two 
runs scored, and fresh- 
man Heather Williams/ 
Appomattox County 
HS went 2-2 with an 

Through 27 
games, Longwood is 
led offensively by 
sophomore Andi 
Hopewell HS with a 
.410 average in 39 at- 

Ray is batting 

.333 and leads the team 

in doubles (6), home 

runs (2), and RBI (15). 

Potts is hitting .319 with 10 

RBI, and Burns is batting .306 

with nine RBI in 49 at-bats. 

Potts has appeared in 25 
games for LC and has pitched 
142.1 innings with 74 strikeouts, 
16 complete games, and a no-hit- 

Longwood win next play a 
doubleheader at Queens (N.C.) on 
April 7, at 1 p.m. April 8, LC re- 
turns to Farmville to face PfeifTer 
at 2 p.m. on Lancer Field. 


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professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There are many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

To understand themselves better 

To improve grades 

To relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety 

To recover from trauma 

To improve relationships 
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Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 to schedule 
an appointment. 

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The Rotunda 

Volume 80, Number 17 

Counting Down the Days Since 1920 



April 12, 2001 

Life In Senegal: Moustapha Toure 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

Around Longwood's cam- 
pus, Moustapha Toure probably 
has a hard time blending into a 
wd. At 6*7", he looms above 
t of the students and his soft 
accent reveals he is not originally 
from the United States. 

But upon talking with 
oustapha, one discovers that he 
is just "one of the guys" who has 
adjusted well to life in die States. 
He likes LiT Kim, loves basket- 
ball, and rooted for Arizona in the 
NCAA men's basketball tourna- 

But Moustapha is also fa- 
miliar with a culture of which 
many Longwood students are not 
familiar. He grew up in Dakar, 
Senegal, which is located on the 
western-most part of Africa on the 
Atlantic coast. 

Dakar, the capital as well as 
the largest city, has modern cargo- 
handling facilities, such as ware- 
houses, a fueling station, and 
loading piers. A bustling fishing 
industry is only natural due to 

Senegal's position near the ocean. 
Notable modem buildings include 
an art museum and a large medi- 
cal center. 

The French founded Dakar 
in 1857, which they used as a 
commune from 1887 to 1924, 
when it was established as an in- 
dependent district known as 
Dakar and Dependencies. 

In 1946, this district was in- 
corporated with Senegal, but dur- 
ing World War II the French 
Vichy government controlled 
Dakar. However, U.S. forces in- 
vaded North Africa and domi- 
nated the city from 1942 until the 
end of the war. 

The population, according 
to a 1994 estimate, was 
1,641,358. Life in Dakar is "just 
like here," says Moustapha. But 
upon further questioning, it is 
obvious that Senegal is a special 
place with its own niche in the 

Dakar is not the stereotypi- 
cal African country, where people 
run around in the jungle with li- 
ons and tigers and the women 
walk around topless, as some stu- 

dents have asked Moustapha. 

Instead, it is a bustling city 
that he says is comparable to 
Richmond, Virginia. They have 
clubs, movie theatres, and restau- 
rants. His mother has a traditional 
full-time job with IBM and his 
father coaches minor league soc- 
cer in France. 

Males and females are 
schooled together and have el- 
ementary, middle, and high 
schools just like the United States. 

The University of Dakar 
was founded in 1949, which also 
houses the Institut Fondamental 
d'Afrique Noire, a recognized 
center for the African cultural 

However, there are some 
aspects of life in Senegal that are 
very different from those in the 
United States. Most Senegalese 
citizens are Muslim, and this re- 
ligion shapes their everyday life. 
They are expected to pray five 
times a day, preferably in a 

In Dakar, a mosque is lo- 
cated about every five minutes. 
During prayer time, Moustapha 

1 50th Anniversary Celebration 

Staff Writer 

The sisters of Alpha Delta 
in honor of their 150th anni- 
versary, would like for all 
other Greek sororities, in- 
cluding NPC and NPHC, to 
join them in a celebration of 
Sisterhood Week. 

This week is not only 
a celebration of Alpha Delta 
Pi's founding but also the 
commemoration of the start 
of Greek life and the idea of 
true sisterhood, as Alpha 
Delta Pi was die first secret 
society founded, in an effort 
to break down the barriers 
of the differences of separate so- 
rorities, and present the idea that 
sisterhood is present within all 
Greeks, no matter what die vary- 
ing tetters. 

April 16th through the 20th, 
there will be many different 

Starting on Monday, there 
will be an all sorority pin attire 
day. On, Tuesday, lettered shirts 
will be worn. Wednesday, dress 
in some form of the mascot of the 

sorority. Thursday, there will be 
a choice made by each sorority of 
a random shirt. Friday will be an 
all sorority jumper day. 

Ob Wednesday the 1 8th, on 
die Stubbs front lawn, from 5-7 
there will be a cook out and vol- 

Also, "I Spy an ADPi" will 
be on Thursday, April 19th. Wa- 
ter guns can be bought in the din- 
ing hall for one dollar starting 
April 16th, with a grand prize of 
a gift certificate to 
Macados. All the fund- 
raising proceeds will 
benefit the Ronald 
McDonald House. 

On Saturday, 
April 2 1st Alpha Delta 
Pi will have their 
Founders Day for their 
150th anniversary. 

This event will be 
for all sisters of the Ep- 
silon Chi Chapter of 
Alpha Delta Pi and 
alumni, in honor of their first six 


During this week of Sister- 
hood the sisters of Alpha Delia Pi 
extend this invitation for all Greek 
Women to join in on these 
planned events. 

says, the streets are empty, as ev- 
eryone is engaged in their prayers. 

Here in the United States, 
Moustapha finds it hard to prac- 
tice his daily ritual. For example, 
he can't really leave in the middle 
of basketball practice to go pray. 
But, according to the Koran, Mus- 
lims may make up the prayers 
later as long as they spend five 
minutes on each prayer. 

The Muslim religion affects 
personal life such as dating and 
free time. Teens are allowed to 
date, but not in the same way as 

"Dates" usually take place 
at the girl's home, and the parents 
must be in the room. Also, if the 
couple is allowed to go out, the 
male must bring the girl home 
very early. 

This practice extends to all 
unmarried people who live with 
their parents. It's common for a 
twenty-five year old or even 
someone who is thirty to still live 
at home. Of course, Muslims are 
expected to wait until marriage 
for sexual relations. These rules 
are still followed by many of the 

Muslim families in Senegal. 

In Dakar, a person will only 
find one or two liquor stores, 
mainly for the white people who 
live there, Muslims do not drink, 
and this extends to the youth as 

One aspect of American 
culture that Moustapha does not 
understand is American students' 
fascination with alcohol, and why 
they enjoy drinking so much. 
"Why do you go to clubs and par- 
ties?" he asks. 'To meet people 
and dance, but not to drink." 

Of course, some people do 
drink, but these are usually the 
citizens who have gone overseas 
and then returned to Senegal. 
Even then, they must be careful 
to hide it. 

Even though mates and fe- 
males are schooled together, 
some disparity still exists in how 
.they are treated. 

Moustapha has an older sis- 
ter who attends Brown University 
in Rhode Island. When she de- 
cided to come to the United States 

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Well, kiddies, it seems that 
one of my staff received a pretty 
cruel letter just the other day 
about an article he wrote, and I 
felt the urge to reply to it. 

Now, I don't do this to all 
letters for obvious reasons (al- 
though I want to oh so badly the 
majority of the time), but I felt 
especially eager this week. 

The letter reads, 

"Dear Editor, 

This letter is in regards to 
the article written by Jared 
Underwood about junior Laura 

"If a reporter has time to in- 
terview a student for a profile 
piece, he should have enough 
time to write a decent article. 

"A unique individual, like 
Laura, is a perfect model for a 

"Not only was the article 
often redundant with information, 
it sounded like it was written at 
the last minute and could easily 
pass for an article in a high school 

"I am absolutely appalled 
to see such a poor work of jour- 
nalism in a school that I enjoy at- 

"Laura's background and 
choices are a perfect basis on 
which to write a profile; however, 
the article falls short of anything 

"While I don't know Laura 
personally, I know her from 
classes and she puts forth out- 
standing efforts in classroom dis- 

"Her mere presence is 
stronger than the outcome of this 

"Laura's story could have 
been such an amazing article, but 
instead I think it proves that a 
story written at the last minute 
isn't worth writing at all. 

"I hope to read better, more 
prepared articles in The Rotunda 
in the future. 


"A Concerned Student" 

Ok, now, I understand that 
people have opinions and can ex- 
press them accordingly, but I can- 
not get my brain around this let- 

First of all, it seems obvi 

See TIRADE p. 5 

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Dear Editor: 

I would just like to take the 
time to reply to the article in the 
Activist Zone in last weeks Ro- 

This unknown author 
brought up a lot of points about 
how he feels about the dining hall. 
I am just going to address each 
one as he brought them up. 

First of all, if he, or any 
other student, has any concerns 
about the dining hall there are 
better ways to handle it besides 
writing a letter to The Rotunda. 
There is a comment box over by 
the deli in the serving area. 

The management staff 
spends a good portion of their 
meetings going over all those 
comment cards and seeing where 
they need to improve. 

If you dont want to write a 
card, speak to one of the manag- 
ers, I'm sure they will be happy 
to hear about your concerns and 
see what they can do to fix it 

Now as far as the dining 
hall being filled beyond capacity, 
I have never seen this happen. 

The fire safety capacity is 
1281; on average we serve 1400 
for an enure meal, but that is over 
a 3-hour time span. 

With people going in and 
out of the dining hall during a 
meal you will never see us reach 
full capacity. 

If you feel that the place is 
crowded, go to the grand dining 
hall. There is almost always 
plenty of room there. 

Also, we are willing to ad- 
mit that around Noon and around 
5 p.m. the dining hall will be 
crowded. Those are the times that 
most students get out of class and 
like to eat So if you want to avoid 
the crowd, come in at 12:30 and 

Yes, we know that some of 
the tables are wobbly; we have 
been working since the beginning 
of the year to get them all fixed. 

However, the reason that 
they are not fixed is because ev- 
ery time someone moves a table 
to accommodate a large group, it 
makes the table loose or breaks 
the supports on the bottom. 

If you don't want to eat at a 
wobbly table, take your large 
group over to either end of the 
dining hall, where there are many 
tables already pushed together, or 
to the grand dining room. 

Yes, die grand (lining room 
is not always open, but that is only 
during special events and the 

The author also made a 

complaint about the serving area 
being messy. 

Yes, the serving area can 
get messy. That is during those 
rush times when the dining hall 
is crowded and the employees are 
mostly worried about having food 
out for our customers to eat 

As soon as they can, me stu- 
dents and the full time workers 
clean up any messes in the dining 

Also, here is a suggestion 
for people who don't like the gobs 
of salad dressing on the counter. 
Take your plate off your tray and 
bring it closer to the container of 
dressing. This way you won't spill 
any on the counter. 

Now as for the leftover 
food and trays being left on the 
tables, it would help us a great 
deal if people would simply take 
their trays to the dish room. 

The employees spend a 
good portion of their shift pick- 
ing up after people who won't re- 
turn their trays. 

It is not that long of a wait 
to return your tray. Even if the line 
is all me way to the microwave 
cart you will more than likely be 
out of there in less than a minute. 
The ketchup issue is one 
that we have been aware of for a 
while now. Let me assure you we 
are taking steps to ensure that 
there is always ketchup out there 
for your onion rings and steak 

Bringing your ID to the din- 
ing hall dees not seem like that 
big of a chore to me, but I guess 
it is for some people. You need to 
get back in your building so why 
are you going to leave without it? 
There are certain safety and 
security issues that necessitate 
that you have your ID on you. 

It ensures that we don't 
have people who don't belong on 
campus in our dorms and in our 
dining hall. 

The policy of having your 
ID to get in has been in effect for 
a long rime now and that issue is 
actually controlled by the 
President's office. 

It seems pretty obvious to 
me that the reason we need to 
have our IDs is because not ev- 
eryone has a meal plan. 

Would it be fair to let com- 
muters without meal plans and 
friends of students that are visit- 
ing get free food, when the rest 
of us have paid for our meal plan? 
The next issue brought up 
by this author is that of the food 
on the weekend. 

U'u not practical nor eco- 

nomical to keep the grill, pizza, 
and deb open on the weekends. 

The amount of people we 
serve during the weekend is sub- 
stantially lower than any day dur- 
ing the week. 

As far as the hours of ser- 
vice on the weekend go, we are 
open for brunch from 1 1 to 1 on 
Saturday and Sunday. 

Dinner on Saturday is from 
S to 6:30 and Dinner on Sunday 
is from 4:30 to 6:30. 

Again, it is not practical nor 
economical to keep the dining hall 
open for more hours than those. 
If you cant make it to the 
dining hall during those times, the 
cafe is open during the weekends. 
You just have to change your meal 
plan to a 14 +100 and you will be 
ok if you miss brunch on the 

I apologize that you were 
unable to get your omelette that 
you wanted, but remember these 
people work hard all day and 
would tike to get off when they 
are scheduled. 

I'm not sure how this per- 
son speaks for the entire campus, 
but I know I'm usually up before 
11 on the weekends. 

If that is a problem for you, 
then maybe you should set your : 

The author also has some 
specific complaints about the 

Can anybody honestly tell 
me that they have never gone to a 
restaurant and had something 
wrong with your food? The only 
reason that it is more noticeable 
in the dining hall is because you 
eat there more often than any 
other place. 

If you have any problems 
with the food, fill out a comment 
card and let us know. 

As far as healthy options 
go, we provide the Good For You 
section, Pasta, Changing Scenes, 
and Pan Geos. 

If you are a Vegan we pro- 
vide soymilk and Lact-Aid milk 
behind the salad bar. Just ask the 
person behind there and I'm sure 
they will help you out 

Now if the author is still 
worried about having to eat off 
campus and buy his $.50 ham- 
burger, we are hiring. 

Please come in and fill out 
a work-study form. 

We would be glad to have 
you there to help clean and serve 

Ben Koontz 

Head Student Supervisor 


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Asst. News Editor 

"The system is down." 
Something you would associate 
with the Internet server for your 
computer, right? Well, a few 
weeks ago this phrase took on a 
whole new meaning, especially 
for the freshmen. 

After a half an hour of try- 
ing to call the line that enables me 
to register for classes, one of my 
hall mates came into my room and 
told me that "the system was 
down" in die registrar's office, and 
I wouldn't be able to register for 
classes until the following Sun- 


All week I had been stress- 
ing over whether or not I would 
get into the classes I needed all 
week, and now I was being fenced 
to wait even longer? 

Had I experienced a ner- 
vous breakdown, I think it 
wouldVe only been fair to make 
the registrar's office pay for any 
medical bills due to my collapse. 
I mean if they are the cause 
of all this stress, they should pay 
for the damage they are doing. 

Ok, so once I got over the 
fact that I would have to endure a 
few more days of this uncertainty, 
I started preparing for the big 

I had arranged a list of back 
up classes in case I couldn't get 
into the ones that I actually 
wanted. I even went as far as 
memorizing the phone number of 
the registration line, you know 

Needless to say, I was ready 
to take this registration thing by 
the reigns once Sunday night 
rolled around. 1 2:01 a.m. I started 

Busy, that's ok, 111 redial. 

Busy? Here's the funny part, this 
went on until 2 a.m. 

I finally gave up and de- 
cided I would set my alarm clock 
for 3:30 a.m. I figured by then all 
of Longwood's students will be 
fast asleep, and I could register for 
my classes. 

Well, can you guess what 
happened? I awoke from my 
sweet slumber at 3:30 and called 
the registration number. Busy. 

At that moment I declared 
war on the registrar's office, then 
went back to steep. 

I got up early the next 
morning and called the advise* for 
my major, who managed to pull a 
few strings for me and get me into 
a few classes, but even after that, 
I was only registered for 9 cred- 

I then went to see my advi- 
sor for my minor, and had it not 
been for her, I probably would 
have been a part time student next 

Thankfully she got me into 
the classes that I needed, and I 
was set 

Everything is fine, right? 

Now, let me point out one 
very important thing to you that 
you may have missed. 

I spent hours on the phone, 
sweating bullets about what my 
schedule would be like next se- 

Yet, oik visit to my advi- 
sors that took about IS minutes, 
and I was registered. 

My proposal to this prob- 
lem that has plagued many of 
Longwood's students is this: 
(gasp) have the advisors register 
the students for their classes. 

Give me kids the option of 
registering over die phone, but if 
they don't want to do that, just 
have the advisor do the register- 


It honestly doesn't take very 
long at all. The student simply 
prepares a list of classes that they 
want (along with backup's if those 
classes are full), brings it to the 
advisor, and the advisor takes a 
few minutes of their time to reg- 
ister that one student. 

I realize that an advisor has 
more than just one advisee, they 
have quite a few students under 
their care, but it would save so 
much more time and STRESS in 
the long run. 

Lastly, I want to bring to 
attention one thing that really 
troubled me when I heard about 
it. There is a certain advisor, or 
maybe there are a few, that will 
not meet with then* advisees until 
the day after registration. 

So, while the rest of the stu- 
dent body is getting into the 
classes they need/Want, these cer- 
tain students have to sit on their 
butt, chewing their nails raw, 
wondering if there will be any 
spaces left in their required 

They can't even try regis- 
tering over the phone because 
they'll just come to find out that 
they have an advisor's hold flag, 
meaning dwy can't sign up at all. 

I hope someone does some- 
thing about this awful mess of 

I think it's ridiculous mat 
the uncertainty of my future 
classes was the topic of conver- 
sation, the thing that I worried 
about most, and essentially what 
consumed my life for over a 

Come on advisors, help out 
your students. We're reaching out 
fa- your help, please lead us on 
the right path to our future. 

would roll down 

to fatter, 

games ai 

playing m the background. 

By the time I would have 
had my fill oi that it would be time 
to really have fun, and as we all 
know that means leaving the black 
boie of happiness we affection* 

Sounds perfect, doesn't it? 
Then you know it's not 

The problem is that my 

Saturday and k rarely naembles 

of my vision in- 
cludes the insane hope of some- 
thing resembling fun to happen on 
campus. I doa*t expect much, 
yon, h jaw has lo mtmbtt 

this ^— i»i 
&f my vision be- 

I go to the side door and 
discover my aunt half perched on 
a shrub, attempting to peep 
through the one inch space be- 
tween my shade and windows!!!. 
After an hour of me com- 
pletely waking up and dressing to 
a live soundtrack of my mom 
Sting about my messy room 
and backed up laundry, I escort 
her, my aunt, two-year-oli 
nephew, teenage cousin and her 
friend to Stubbs lawn. 

In eighty degree weather 
my nephew decides he wants to 
use my lap as his primary mode 
of transportation 

My feeling on this is split 
It's hotter and more effort, but be 
is so damn cute mat every girl I 
know, or wast to kaow, comes to 

It's lunch dm* to we decide 
to scour As area for me boom 
with the most apjHnritng menu . 

Thank God we have mirty 
different choices of chili, cheese 
sandwiches, and luke warm 
drinks from which to choose. 
At sad as this soun ds, « . 
t the D-HaB tent was 

Mow that I'm fattened 1 de 
ide to sport the babe 
whom we affect* 
Blake, around the 

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+ To Junction for saving bandfest by helping out 
with the sound equipment 

+ To Aramark for helping out with the Jewish Student 
Organization Passover Seder 

+ To all the organizations that participated in Spring 


- To the sudden heat wave; WHAT HAPPENED TO 

- To the campus police for not taking down reserved 
signs at parking spaces that weren't reserved any 
longer, and hadn't been for over 12 hours 

- To the strange, violent crimes that only seem to 
happen in Farmville; what's up with this town? 

Send yojU-Props and Drops to 



AGE 4 


Wins New Saturn 


Public Relations 

Kat O'Malley, a senior ma- 
joring in marketing, is the happy 
owner of a new Saturn which she 
recently won from a 
sweepstakes on the Target 

O'Malley was ana- 
lyzing the web site as a 
homework assignment for 
Dr. Tracy Tuten's E-Com- 
merce class during fall se- 

She saw the contest 
and thought, "I need a car, 
why not?" 

O'Malley finished 
her fall semester and went home 
to enjoy her winter break. 

When she returned for her 
first day of classes there was a 
letter waiting to inform her of her 

good fortune. 

She was skeptical about the 
authenticity of the letter at first 

The Target sweepstakes 
had slipped her mind: "I totally 

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forgot about it." 

When she was finally con- 
vinced of the letter's reality, she 
was still in disbelief about actu- 
ally receiving the car. "I kept wait- 

ing for somebody to say 'just kid- 

O'Malley received her Sat- 
urn at trie end of February. As she 
was driving it home she kept say- 
ing, "This is my car." 

This is her first 
car and she says, " I 
have been racking up 
the miles on it" 

Her good fortune 
has taken much worry 
off the shoulders of 
O'Malley- "That's been 
my biggest fear — I 
don't have a car and I'm 

O'Malley has 
quickly become accustomed to 
her newfound freedom of trans- 

"It's hard to imagine how I 
went without a car for so long." 

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The Ambassadors would like to thank their advisors, Campus 

Police, Lancer Productions, Facilities Management and 

everyone else who made Oozeball 2001 a success.'! 

cont'd p. 1 

blood pressure, rapid heart 
[beat, pupil dilation, high energy, 
tosott mia, deep relaxation, a sense 
of openness, and decreased pain 

These effects are dulled 
when alcohol is consumed with 
ecstasy, which itself also causes 
dehydration, so water is often the 
s drink of choice. 
This leads to a long night 

as dancing, a de- 
crease*! need for alcohol, aud a 
awareness of fatigue, 
wever the negative side 
effects are abo becoming more 

tary tooth and jaw clenching and 
g, which often are com- 

bated with lollipops, gum end 
pacifiers. Rapid del . 
exhaustion are also encountered. 

Profiiim PBiafltoifl, Imfpjj 
heartbeats, muscle strains, and 
involuntary muscle contraetioas 
leading to twitching haw also 
been seen. 

Move concerning effects 
include: addiction, ov 
nous and fatal heart 

higfe temperatures 
», acute failure 
of the kidney, liver, and nervous 
systems, coma, breakdown of 
muscles, and death. 

In the United Kingdom, 
death rates related to the compli- 
cations of ecstasy have exceeded 
the traffic accident death rates in 
persons age 1544. 

GHB. another popular, yet 
increasingly dangerous designer 

form and ia usually 

clear, al- 


to |fr ate* known as the 
"date rape drug" because it is eas- 
ily added to drinks and can go 
unnoticed. Many rave organiza- 
tions and clubs ate opposed to the 
use of GHB because of its haz- 
aote; - 

GHSin low doses will lead 

"■Ann, coneeraing effects include 
addiction, high risk of colfrto 
deep sleep, coma, slowed' or 
stopped breathing, choking on 

GHB is often combined 
with ecstasy or other drugs which 


traveraioa. Often persons have 



is tost 
to focus and 


, is commonly used 
surgery his becom- 
for its effects 
and the 
"messed up." 
Often the user is tg 
move or to speak clearly 
herantiy. This is called being lost 
in the K hole" by many. R 
not have (fee adrenaline 
ten associated with ecstasy. 


Some people experience 
hallucinations. T > largest known 
problem with ketamina is the 
complete separation of senses and 
me delayed abiBty to react to what 
you see. There is a*© the danger 
of net feelmg pate. 1M* had ted 
to many injuries, from simple 
things such as walking into doors 
an faffing from 
side effects include 
overdose, coma 

SENEGAL cont'd p. 1 

for schooling, his grandpar- 
ents and parents hoped she would 
stay in Senegal and get married 

According to Moustapha, 
she really did not feel "free" and 
when she first came to the U.S. 
her mother visited about every 
three months. With Moustapha 
living in the States to look after 
her, his mother has stopped visit- 
ing. But in general, females are 
still thought of as the weaker gen- 

Moustapha sees the United 
States as much more liberal than 
Senegal, especially when it comes 
to families. "People here talk to 
their parents in certain ways that 
I can't do," Moustapha says. "In 
Senegal, parents are like God and 
we have to do whatever they say." 

In fact, child abuse laws do 
not exist in Senegal. If a child said 
a parent was beating them, the po- 
lice would not act on it because 
the parents have the right to treat 
children as they wish. 

Moustapha says his parents 
beat his siblings, but Moustapha 
himself never received punish- 
ment because he always obeyed 
his parents. Of course, maybe 
they just knew he would grow up 
to be 6*7" and weigh 210 pounds. 

One of the most interesting 
facts about Senegal revolves 
around its language use. Most 
Dakar citizens come from the 
Wolof ethnic group, thus at home 
the Wolof language is spoken. An 
oral language, Wolof has no writ- 
ing system. 

However, until the end of 
World War II, the French con- 
trolled Senegal, and their influ- 

ence is still seen everywhere. In 
the schools, students are expected 
to speak only French. In elemen- 
tary school, the teachers would 
punish children caught speaking 

But Dakar teachers are also 
Wolof, so they are essentially 
ceasing the dialogue of their own 
language by their own people. 
Even though the French no longer 
control Senegal, its shadow still 
remains. But Moustapha says that 
when he left for the United States, 
talks were starting in Dakar of try- 
ing to preserve the Wolof tradi- 
tions for posterity. 

Despite traveling halfway 
across the globe, Moustapha says 
he was ready for life in the United 
Suites because his sister already 
lived here and he visited with his 

Also, in order to improve 

his English, Senegal offered 
classes teaching "British En- 
glish," which Moustapha says is 
somewhat different than Ameri- 
can English. 

He learned about American 
culture through television shows. 
Moustapha attended junior col- 
lege in Vermont for his first two 
years, where he says he saw his 
first snow. 

When asked what he will 
do after graduation, Moustapha 
says he is not sure. His mom 
wants him to move back to 
Senegal, and his father wants turn 
to come to France. 

Of course, with a degree in 
marketing and the ability to speak 
three languages, he also has the 
option of staying in the United 
States and working. 

And just how, exactly, did 
Moustapha discover the small 

town of Farmville? While in Ver- 
mont, the recruiting skills of 
Coach Hostetter brought 
Moustapha here to Longwood. 
Moustapha says that Longwood 
was definitely the most consistent 
in its quest for him to play bas- 
ketball here. 

Senegal, although located 
in Africa, receives influence not 
only from France but other coun- 
tries as well, as people relocate 
and Senegal citizens travel to 

Even though Dakar func- 
tions as a modem city, its history 
and traditions make it unique in 
its own right 

Some information from this 
article came from: Microsoft 
Encarta Online Encyclopedia, 





Relay for Life to Raise Money for Cancer 


The American Cancer So- 
ciety is looking for volunteers to 
participate in the Greater 
Farmville Relay for Life, 

So, what is RFL you ask? 

RFL is a team event to raise 
money for cancer research and 

Teams of 8 to IS people 
walk a track and camp overnight 
with games and activities. Each 
relay begins with cancer survivors 
taking the first lap. There is a lu- 
minary ceremony at dark to honor 
and remember those who have 
battled cancer. 

The 2001 Greater Farmville 
Relay will take place on Saturday, 
April 28 at 3 p.m. and goes until 
Sunday, April 29 at 6 a.m. at the 
Prince Edward County High 
School track. 

The relay has been moved 
from May to April in order to al- 
low Longwood students to par- 

The laps can be made by 
walking, running, skating, even 
rollerblading. Teams can consist 
of friends, co-workers, family 
members, or any group who 
wants to help out 

Each team is responsible 
for an entry fee of $100. The goal 
of 2001 is to have each team 
member collect $90 in donations, 
plus his/her share of the team's 
entry fee. 

Teams are encouraged to 
come up with a theme for their 
team, as well. Past themes have 
included M*A*S*H, Wedding 
Day, and Hawaiian Luau. So be 

Luminaries, or "bags of 
light," are donated in honor of 
cancer survivors and/or in 
memory of cancer victims. For a 
$10 donation, the name of your 
friend, relative, or loved one will 
be inscribed on a luminary. 

All luminaries will be ar- 
ranged around the field and lit on 
the evening of the Relay. 

This ceremony is truly a 
moving sight at the end of a fun 
and inspiring day. You don't have 
to take part in the relay to be part 
of this tribute! 

Join in helping to light the 
way in the fight against cancer. 
Forms can be obtained in the 
GIVE office. 

Sun, moon, and star dan- 
glers can be sold and displayed 
outside the dining hall. 

Students can ask faculty 
and staff to help in this cause by 
leaving donation jars outside their 

If you are interested in 
forming a team, please contact 
Ellen Masters at x2397 or to 
request a Team Leader's Packet. 
You should also have a represen- 
tative attend the next meeting on 
Thursday, April 12, 7-8 p.m., 
Farmville United Methodist 

TIRADE cont'd p. 2 

ously written in haste and 
anger because the writer, who 
cares so much about journalistic 
integrity, does not say anything to 
back his remarks up. 

(Just to clear the air, here, I 
do not know the identity of said 
writer, but the masculine is the 
most convenient of pronouns, so 
don't get offended). 

Normally, a person who 
wants to win any kind of argu- 
ment would use more than just 
criticisms. A person who wants to 
win an argument will generally 
include concrete evidence to back 
up said argument. 

But I don't see much of that 
going on around here. 

What I see is someone who 
simply did not like the way 
Underwood wrote this piece and 
attacked it maliciously and with- 
out (it would seem) due cause. 

I stand by Underwood's re- 
porting and his writing. 

He has proved an invalu- 
able asset to this paper. I have 
proof of this, too, because he con- 
sistently comes to meetings, 
writes articles, interviews tire- 
lessly for his articles, makes time 
to get his responsibilities done 
here, plus attending classes and 
having a social life. 

Oh, but don't get me 

He can screw up an article 
just as easily as anybody else can, 
I just want to point out that I have 
behind my opinion. 

Now, to take on the other 
aspects of this letter. 

He says this article could 
"easily pass for an article in a high 
school newspaper." 

Well, maybe I'm wrong, 
but most of the people who work 
here (myself and Underwood in- 
cluded) do not have degrees in 

In fact, we work on this 
paper not to pad our resumes as 
so many people seek to do with 
extracurricular activities or in or- 
der to get our work criticized by 
every Tom, Dick, and Dickless 
who wants to vent some anger at 
us because we didn't have "bet- 
ter, more prepared articles." 

If he had any idea how dif- 
ficult this paper was to finish ev- 
ery week and how close all of us 
in this office have come to just 
throwing our hands up, he would 
not have been so quick to make 
snap judgements. 

Because I'll let you in on 
something, Mr. Concerned Stu- 
dent* people like you make me 
glad I am not coming back to this 
paper next year. 

People tike you make me 
feel that this school is not as en- 
joyable as you seem to find it. 

People like you, who like 
to whine and complain and point 
fingers without so much as evi- 
dence or rational thinking, piss me 

And I am nauseous from 
having to deal with people like 

I'm not trying to personally 

assault you, Mr. Concerned Stu- 
dent, but your kind is, in my opin- 
ion, what makes this college, this 
community and indeed, this 
world, "fall short of anything 

This entire year I have had 
to put up with people like you 
saying how much The Rotunda 
sucked and how much of a fluff 
paper it is. 

Yeah, it hurts my feelings 
because I have dedicated a lot of 
time to this paper and thus to this 
college. More than that, though, 
it pisses me off. 

Because people like you 
will always be the first people to 
complain and the last to offer any 
kind of active criticism that may 
help people like me. And people 
like Underwood. 

So, if you want to see some 
"better, more prepared articles" in 
this paper from now on, come 
down here and try it for just one 

Meetings are over for mis 
semester, unfortunately, but I look 
forward to seeing you at the first 
one next year. 

Then you will offer a for- 
mal apology to Underwood and 
the rest of my hard-working staff, 
Mr. Concerned Student, when 
you see how hard it is to main- 
tain all the other responsibilities 
along with this. 

Of course, I know you 
won't show up. 

People like you never do. 

Kim Urann 


Congratulations to the Winners of 
the Spring Weekend Chili Cook Off 

'First Place 
Tau Kappa Spsilon 

Second Place 
Q\p\\a Sigma lau 

THid Place 
Kappa Delta 

Wellness Fair A Success 

Assi. News Editor 

Booths were set up all over 
the top floor of the Student Union 
at last Tuesday's Wellness Fair, all 
with the same objective, to pro- 
mote healthy living. 

With booth topics ranging 
from Domestic Violence to Skin 
Cancer, each provided informa- 
tion about their theme, along with 
free "treats" that were used to 
draw a crowd. 

"The Wellness Fair was 
very successful, a lot of people 
came to our booth, I think it was 
because we were giving out free 
chocolate, but whatever gets your 

point across," said student Jackie 

This year was Cheryl 
Mullooly's first time coordinating 
the fair. A little apprehensive 
about how the turn out would be, 
she ended up very pleased with 
how things went. 

"I was afraid the rain would 
stop students from coming, but I 
was wrong. This year's fair was 
bigger than last year's, we had to 
expand it from the lobby to the 
ABC rooms. 

"Overall, it went very well. 
There were lots of students walk- 
ing around, and a few of them re- 
ceived some pretty good door 
prizes," said Mullooly. 


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Rental Review: The Skulls 

General/Ads Manager 

Walker plays the very hot jam packed with fast cars, secrets, 
Mr. Caleb Mandrake, the golden and enough shots of Paul 

boy who has been "bom to be a 
Skull." Nelson, of Coach, plays 
Caleb's father Litten Mandrake, 
who will stop at nothing to see the 

How do you feel about con- 
spiracy theories? Are you aware 
that there are secret societies lo- 
cated at top institutions where the secret society of the Skulls live 
CIA was created and where lead- 
ers are born and bred? Did you 
know that once you become 
"tapped" and become a member, 
you're a member for life? 

If you did not, then you 
need to watch The Skulls, starring 
Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, 
Leslie Bibb and Craig T. Nelson. 

Jackson plays Luke 
McNamara, a kid from the wrong 
side of the tracks who gets into a 
top institution and longs to be- 
come an attorney, but does not 
know how to pay for it 


Bibb rounds out the cast as 
Chloe, Luke's love interest that 
eventually helps him to... well if 
I told you, I would spoil it. 

As Jackson's character 

Walker's chest to make any girl 
want to transfer to Yale or 

Featuring a soundtrack with 
artists such as Lorna Vallings and 
BTK, you're sure to enjoy this 

So ladies, if you've got a 
couple of hours and you want to 
see a really good movie, or you 
guys out there are thinking about 

slowly becomes involved with the conspiracy theories and secret so- 
Skulls and their offerings of cieties in relation to academia, 

power and money, he loses sight 
of what's important, and after a 
tragic instance he vows to leam 
the until about the Skulls and 
seeks to expose them for what 
they really are. 

The action that follows is 

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Book Reviews Adriana 

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News/Copy Editor 

Suddenly she is busy jug- 
gling plans, peoffe, aad activities. 
Adriana Tngianis Big She begins to discover new things 
Stone Gap was an unexpected joy. about people she has known her 
I found it while wandering whole life and takes for granted. 

through tile library one day and 
thought it looked intriguing. 

It turned out to be a very 
, human story about 
Ave Maria Mulligan, a woman 
who turns 35 and believes her life 
is over. 

Then she discovers a skel- 
eton in the family closet that turns 
hef world upside down. ^_ 

then your best bet is to rush, rush, 
rush right out to the nearest video 
rental store and grab The Skulls. 
You don't want to miss this 

Rating: A 

Big Stone Gap 

ana rean vxmnas, woo everyone 
overlooks until they discover just 
how valuable she is. 

Big Stone Gap is written in 
the first person, which is unusual 
for a story concerning so many 
people, but it makes it more inti - 

YfawcAn tmm timht ia*a ftnrn'i 

head and un 

Ave realites that you can 
never know aS of someone be- 
cause we all have secrete and our 
own reasons fori 

Big Stone Cap is i 

characters that Come right ofif the ing for every action she takes, but 
page. There is Jack MaeChesney, you also get a reel for what, she 
a coal miner looking for true love; doesn't see in the behaviors of the 
iva Lou Wade, a 40 year old u- other characters. 
brarian still sewing her wild oats; Rating; A 

Rental Review: Almost Famous 

Asst. Editor 

Every year when Oscar fe- 
ver rolls around, I find myself at 
the video store pondering whether 
or not to chance renting the flick 
that has every critic raving, and 
nominees lining the lists, 

I have certainly taken some 
misguided chances, for those of 
us who re m em ber Slingblade, or 
perhaps the one about the piano 
playing protege* whose father 
beats him. I can't even remember 
the title of that one. 

But when I stopped in front 
of a large poster of Kate Hudson 
in ho- sunglasses, Almost Famous 
convinced me to take that chance. 
It was well worth it 

The story was engaging 
from the opening credits, and ev- 
ery character was well developed 
and well loved. 

Characterization was far 
and away the strongest point of 
this movie. The acting was su- 


There aren't many films 
that I can think of, where every 
role is portrayed so accurately, 
and so belie vably. It wasn't even 
what I would call an ensemble 
cast, as it consisted mostly of 
newcomers and unknowns, but it 
worked. Francis McDormand was 
one exception, who shone in her 
role as the lead character's 

The movie takes place in 
the 1970's, when rock and roll 
was spiraling into a drugged 
oblivion. William Miller is a high 
school student, played by Patrick 
Fugit, who gets a chance to tour 
with an up and coming band, 
called Stillwater. 

He has been assigned to 
cover them by Rolling Stone 
magazine, who is unaware of his 

Outside the first concert he 
encounters Penny Lane, played 
with splendid instability by Kate 
Hudson, who is the leader of some 

groupies called the Band Aids. 
The good times begin as he 
boards the tour bus, and sees life 
through the lights and smoke of 
rock and roll. 

Almost Famous has all the 
betrayal and thinly veiled net- 
working that tins world was mired 
in, while giving a heart and faces 
to a wildly good party. 

As his mother screams 
"Don't Take Drugs!" over the 
phone lines, you get a sense of a 
time passed. Wtiham has moved 
into a world his mother will never 
see or understand, and yet he has 
done so with his eyes fairly wide 
open, and manages to keep his 
humanity and his insight 

He understands what's go- 
ing on around him, but he doesn't 
become it, and you love him for 

Director Cameron Crowe, 
swings us around with him on this 
semi-autobiographical ride, and I 
thank him for it Congratulations 
Kate! You earned h. 


This Week in Lancer Productions ! Financial investing Workshop 

One weekend, one party, 
one Longwood. 

The theme for Spring 
Weekend 2001 certainly seemed 
to fit die scene this past Saturday, 
April 7. 

From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., dif- 
ferent bands filled the main stage, 
a variety of foods were eaten, 
booths were visited, and students 
were burnt by the hot sun. 

Entertainer Travelin* Max 
hosted the different bands 
throughout the day and even per- 
formed his routine, engaging the 
audience in his Caribbean-style 
sing along. 

The bands Bone Pony, The 
Mike Plume Band, and 
Longwood's own Bryan Lee 
played throughout the afternoon 
as the students anticipated the 
closing band, Fighting Gravity. 

All the rock bands rocked 

the stage and made Spring Week- 
end 2001 extremely enjoyable. 

The only setback to the 
weekend was the inflatable fun 
that was supposed to be at 
Longwood on Saturday. 

Unfortunately, the people 
who run the inflatables were in- 
volved in a three car pile-up the 
day before. 

Fortunately, the people 
were uninjured, but the inflatables 
were damaged, thus they were not 
able to make it for Spring Week- 

Lancer Productions, how- 
ever, is planning on bringing them 
back for a weekend near the end 
of the semester. 

Otherwise, Spring Week- 
end 2001 was a complete success 
with great entertainment, student 
involvement, alumni returning, 
and wonderful weather! 

A big thank you goes out to 
all that helped pull off the week- 
end including: Lancer Produc- 
tions, Tau Kappa Epsilon frater- 
nity, and the Men's Rugby Team 
as die sponsors and for all me help 
throughout the day. 

Also, it wouldn't have been 
the same without Aramark 's help 
with lunch and dinner, printing 
services for the posters, the 
Longwood Police Department for 
all their help with die event, Doug 
and Earl for the electrical con- 
cerns, and to the Longwood car- 
penters and facility crew for mak- 
ing clean-up so easy ! 

And thank you to everyone 
who came out and enjoyed the 

Make sure to check out 
other upcoming campus events 
brought to the students by Lancer 

Want to know where to begin with your 

financial investments after graduation? 

Come and see what the pros have to say! 

I 7:00 p.m. April 17, 2001 

in Hiner Auditorium, room 207 

Learn about stocks, bonds, retirement plans, 

establishing credit, and much more. 

'Refreshments will be served in Hiner Lobby following the program. 

This event is sponsored by the Alumni Office 



Dear Career Comer: 
lam a senior graduating in 
mat thing called "the 
mad world" is quickly approach 
ing. I'm nervous about starting 
my first job and / wonder ft will 
be able to make it on my own, 

you have any suggestions 
might h p me m this huge tran- 


We have just what you 
need! At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, 
April 26, the Career Center will 
be holding a program called Tran 
sitkm to the Workplace. 

program will cover a 
of topics myoJYing your 

'ti of your S#t job, bow 
, and what it's like 


Interviewing SkUk workshop oa 
Tuesday, April 17 at 3:30 pjn. so 
that you can learn the right things 
to say and do during an interview. 

If you have any questions, 
please feel free to call our office 
at x2063 or come by Lancaster 

If you have a question for 
Career Corner, send an email to 

Longwood Theatre To Present 
A Midsummer Night's Dream 


Longwood Theatre con- 
cludes the 2000-2001 season with 
William Shakespeare's A Mid- 
summer Nights Dream. 

This whimsical comedy of 
errors will be performed in 
Jarman Auditorium, April 18-21 
at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 3 p.m 

The play is a tale of 
i fairies and their at- 
lo toy with the emotions 
of two young couples. 

Set in ancient Greece, 
Lysander and Hermia are teenag- 
ers in love. However, Hermia's 
father has given Demetrius per- 
mission to be with Hermia. Mean- 
while, Helena remains infatuated 
with Demetrius, 

In an attempt to be together, 
Lysander and Hermia flee to the 

forest, where a band of fairies, 
including the rascally Puck, dis- 
cover the young lovers. The fair- 
ies amuse themselves by putting 
die lovers under their spell. 

In the meantime, Demetrius 
and Helena have followed 
Lysander and Hermia in the for- 
est, only to become entrapped in 
the fairies* games as well. 

Directed by Gene Muto, 
chairman of the Longwood Col- 
lege Department of Communica- 
tion Studies/Theatre and senior 
theater major, Jenna Granger, A 
Midsummer Night's Dream fea- 
tures the following large en- 
semble of Longwood College stu- 
dents: Elena Asban, Stephanie 
Atkins, Nicole Barr, Matt Bolte. 
Beau Cislo, Owen Davis, Heather 
Fritchley, Jenna Granger, 
Chalmers Hood, Josh Howell, 

David Janeski, Lily Lamberta, 
Damien Morrison, Brooke 
Quinlan, Dan Steele, Nathan 
Stockman, Bobby Vrtis, Eddie 
Webster, and Andrea Yarnell. 

Scenic and light designer 
for me production is Tony Hardin 
and technical direction is by Paul 
D. Shreiner. 

Costume designer is Patt 
Ness and assistant costume de- 
signer is Jessica Smith. 

The stage manager is 
Samantha Weldon and assistant 
stage managers are Ariana Ortega 
and Hilary Smith. 

Tickets go on sale April 4 
and will also be available at the 
door. For tickets or information, 
call the Jarman Box Office at 
(804) 395-2474. Box office hours 
are Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30 



Senior Dinner, 5:00 pm-Grand Dining Room 
Cafe Night 9:00 pm 


Tubing down the James River 

10:00 am meet in front of Lancaster 

$12.50 per person (pay in Alumni Office by April 20tti) 


Twin Lakes State Park Ptenic, 3:00-8:00 pm 

Swimming, Sunning, and Food! 

Sign up in Alumni Office by April 20th 


Happy Hour @ High St Diner 4-9 pm 


Cafe Night at 3:30 pm 







Saturday Sunday 
14th 15th 


Chamber Singers 

in the Farmville United 

Methodist Church 

@ 7:30 p.m. 



@ 1 :30 p.m. 

College Night at the 
Richmond Braves 

$1 for college students 
@ 7:00 p.m. 

Tike a day off, 

order from 

The Rotunda 

Just a few more weeks 

left before summer 

time again! 




Email the Jewish Student Organization at 
We'll answer your questions 


+ Counseling Cento + Counsel 

Dr. Wayne O'Brien and Dr. Maureen 
professionals who offer counseling sc 
to Longwood students. There are mai 
students participate in counseling: 
To understand themselves bet 
to improve grades 
To relieve symptoms of depre 
To recover from trauma 
To improve relationships 
TTxe Counseling Center is located in I 
Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 
an appointment 


♦ Counseling Center * Counseli 



>nday Tuesday 
6th 17th 



fHy Pin Attire 



Letter Day 

Week — 

Mascot Day 

Random Greek T-Shirt 


em Virginia 
J:00 p.m. 

jag Center ♦ 

Walls are* 
\y reasons 


sion or anxiety 

to schedule 

ng Center # 

Financial Investing 
Workshop for Seniors 

in Hiner Auditorium 
@ 7:00 p.m. 

The Grace Street 
Chamber Players 

in Wy gal 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

Financial Investing 

in Hiner Auditorium 
@ 7:00 p.m. 




@ 3:00 p.m. 

Longwood Theatre 


A Midsummer 

Night's Dream 

@ 8:00 p.m. 

Mr* Um ill OH Tfte MOT i*r¥*fM 

IT you know of anything from birthdays, to 
meetings, to off-campus events.~anythinq 
wider the sun, let us know! Email usi 




@ 4:00 p.m. 

Concert Choir and Jazz 
Ensemble B Concert 

in Wygal 
@ 8:00 p.m. 

Longwood Theatre 


A Midsummer 

Night's Dream 


@ 8:00 p.m. 

AA Meeting 

in the Dinwiddle Room 
@ 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 



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The main walkway of booths was crammed with students, alumni, and visitors. 

Photo by Kevin Bopp 

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The Equestrian Team saddles up for horse rides on ARC lawn. 

Photo by Kevin Bopp 


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The Kappa Pi booth hard at work. 
Photo by Dawn Kanehl 




Travelin* Max entertains the crowd. 
Photo by Dawn Kanehl 

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Photo by Kevin Bopp 


Unity Alliance gives out free Tarot readings on the Stubbs lawn. 

Photo by Kevin Bopp 





May 21 - June 15, 2001 

That's right! For four weeks you can live 

the adventure that is archaeology and earn 

6 credits at the same time. Brave the wilds 

of Charlotte County as you discover the 

remains of an ancient culture along the 

banks of the Staunton River. The crew for 

this summer's adventure is now forming. 

For more information 

Contact Mr. Brian Bates at 395-2875 


Minimum G.PA of 2.5 or permission of instructor required 



LC Baseball Hitting Their Stride 


.'.■■-'■■.'.''; : ■ ■ *. ■ .1 ■.'■■• t ■•■■■■. • ' ■ > '. "v 

' ■ ■ 

At. LirwaumQ, LC trailed 5- 
alfbuttewBrsed the score 

(he secoiKlpe-.-'-v , ■■ knot the 

in the first overtime and each 


scored once in the second over- 
time to make the score 9-9. 

In the thud overtime neither 
team scored, but in the fourth ex- 
tra period, which was sudden- 
death, Limestone netted the 
game- winning goal. 

Junior Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (Md.) HS ted Long- 
wood offensively with three goals 
and an assist and freshman Cariee 

/ Alfaewaite ffig scored twa 

' iitb leads fflf BSSfifn ts as 
hp ' ith 23, and ha* nettt \: 1 8 
goals r,s well, iniery is the team 
leader in goals with 32, and has 
assisted on nine goals, 

Denson has 35 joints on 30 
goals and five assists, and Taylor 
has 29 points cm 1 8 goals and 1 1 
assists. Hadrys has 17 goals and 
five assists for 22 points and 
sophomore Jen Hilbert/ 
Annandale HS has 20 points on 
H goals and six assists. 

Longwood will return 
home to Lancer Field April 19, 
hosting Roanoke College at 4 

Berg Named Domino's 
Player of the Week 

Sports Information 

Longwood College 
women's golf standout Ellen 
S w e d e n - 
HS has been se- 
lected as the 
Domino's 'Player 
of the Week' for 
the period of 
April 4-10. 

The Lancer 
honorees are cho- 
sen by the 
College's sports 
information of- 

Berg, a 
freshman, shot a 
74-74-148 to tie 
for first-place 
among 71 colle- 
giate golfers at the 
annual Lady 
Duke Invitational 
hosted by James 
Madison University April 7-8. 

Her 148 total equals the 
2nd-best score all-time for 36- 
holes at the College. 

Berg has played 18 of 20 
rounds this year for Longwood 
(#3 in Division II, #1 in East Re- 
gion), and sports a team-best and 
school freshman-record scoring 
average of 
78.39 (6th-best 

ranks #4 over- 
all in Division 
II, #2 among 
Division II 
freshmen, and 
ranks among 
Division II's 
top 10 in 
nearly every 
statistical cat- 

wood will 
compete in the 
NCAA Divi- 
sion II 
Women's Golf 
ships May 16- 

Ellen is 
the daughter of Erik and Ann- 
Christin Berg of Linkoping, Swe- 
den and is a business major at 


Sports Information 

Longwood won four of five 
games late last week, taking two 
of three CVAC games from 
Belmont Abbey (N.C.) April 7-8 
after sweeping a doubleheader 
from Saint Paul's April 5. The 
Lancers defeated the Abbey 5-4 
and 6-3, dropping an 11-8 deci- 
sion to the Crusaders, 
while winning 17-1 
and 14-4 against Saint 

Longwood is 
now 18-11 overall, 7- 
11 in the CVAC, and 
scheduled to host Saint 
Paul's for another 
twinbill April 10 at 
Lancer Stadium before 
playing a single game 
at Virginia State April 

Against Belmont 
Abbey in the series fi- 
nale, LC rallied with 
two runs in the bottom 
of the 9th inning for the 
come- from- behind 
victory as senior Travis 
Pfitzner/Gar-Field HS 
(2-4, RBI) scored the 
winning run off a 
bases-loaded walk to 
freshman Kevin Grif- 
fin/Cave Spring HS (3-4, 2 RBI). 
Pfitzner had drove in the game- 
tying run with an RBI double. 

Griffin had an RBI single 
in the 6th inning to tie the game 
at 2-2 before the Crusaders went 
ahead 4-2 with two runs in the 8th 

Freshman Louis 

Shackelford/Denbigh HS (2-3, 
RBI) added a sacrifice fly in the 
6th inning. 

Sophomore Patrick 
Richardson/Varina HS (2-1) took 
the pitching win with 1.0 inning 
of shutout relief, allowing no hits 
with a strikeout 

Freshman Brett Brobston/ 
Grafton HS 1-2) started on the 
mound for the Lancers and 
pitched 6.0 solid innings, scatter- 
ing five hits with one earned run 
allowed and nine strikeouts. 

In the nightcap of the Ab- 
bey doubleheader, LC sewed two 
runs in the 1st inning and four 
more runs in the 2nd inning en 
route to the triumph. 

Pfit?n*r f } -1 J PBD £Ol it 

started with a two-run home run 
in the opening inning. Sopho- 
more LaRon Wilson/Lee-Davis 
HS (2-3, RBI) added an RBI 

single in the 2nd inning, as did 
classmate Orlando James/Lee- 
Davis HS (1-2, RBI). 

Senior Derrick Ellison/ 
Loudoun County HS (5-2) earned 
the pitching win with the first 5.0 
innings, scattering seven hits with 
two earned runs and six 

In the opener, LC fell be- 
hind 6-1 before scoring five runs 

in the 5th inning only to have the 
Crusaders add five more runs to 
take the win. 

Freshman Brian Medley/ 
Halifax County HS (4-4, RBI) hit 
a solo home run in the 6th inning, 
while sophomore Jeremy 
Knicely/Spotswood HS (1-4, 3 
RBI) hit a three-run home run in 
the 5th inning. 

Freshman Taylor Dixon/ 
Robinson HS (1-4, 2 RBI) added 
a two-run double in the 5th for the 

Junior Matt Davis/Mona- 
can HS (0- 1 ) took the mound loss 
with 1.0 inning of middle relief, 
allowing one hit and two earned 

Against Saint Paul's in the 
opener, LC scored eight runs in 
the 4th inning en route to the five- 
inning triumph. 

Knicely (1-3, 6 RBI) hit a 
three-run home run in the 4th in- 
ning to spark the win, while Grif- 
fin (3-3, 2 RBI) added a run-scor- 
ing double in the 2nd inning. 

Pfitzner (1-4,2 RBI) added 
a two-run single in the 4th inning, 
while senior Dave Trumbower/ 
Cave Spring HS (2-2, RBI) had 
an RBI single in the same inning. 

Local sophomore Brian Th- 
ompson/Central of Lunenburg HS 
( 1 -0) got the pitching win with the 
final 2.2 innings in relief, scatter- 
ing one hit with five strikeouts. 

In the nightcap, LC scored 

13 runs in the 1st inning while 

sending 1 8 batters to the plate en 

route to another five-inning win. 

Knicely (2-3, 6 RBI) again 

provided the spark with a grand 

slam home run in the 1st inning 

during his second at-bat in the 

inning, following a two-run 

single during his first at-bat in 

the opening frame. 

Thompson (1-1, 2 RBI) 
had a two-run triple in the 4th 
inning, while Dixon (1-2, RBI) 
added a run-producing sihgle in 
the 2nd inning. 

Sophomore Tripp 
Metzger/Lee-Davis HS (2-0) 
took the mound win with a com- 
plete-game effort, allowing just 
two hits — the run unearned — 
with nine strikeouts. 

Through 29 games, Long- 
wood is being led offensively by 
Wilson with his .434 batting av- 
erage, including seven home 
runs and 20 RBI. 

Wilson is followed by 
Pfitzner (.410, 8 HR, 37 RBI), 
Griffin (.389, 1 HR, 10 RBI), 
Medley (.362, 5 HR, 21 RBI), 
Trumbower (.357, 16 RBI), 
Knicely (.350, 11 HR, 43 RBI), 
James (.321, 1 HR, 9 RBI), se- 
nior Ryan Costa/Buffalo Gap HS 
(.272, 1 HR, 21 RBI), and 
Shackelford (.260, 2 HR, 22 RBI). 
On the mound, sophomore 
Jason Hunsecker/York HS is 4-0 
with a 3.20 ERA through 39. 1 in- 
nings with 30 strikeouts. 

Hunsecker is followed by 
Ellison (5-2, 4.17 ERA, 36.2 in- 
nings, 37 strikeouts), freshman 
Robbie Chinn/Midlothian HS (2- 
5, 5.18 ERA, 48.2 innings, 35 
strikeouts), and Richardson (2-1, 
5.57 ERA, 42.0 innings, 32* 

The Lancers are hitting 
.344 as a team with 39 home runs 
and 231 RBI, while the pitching 
staff has a combined ERA of 4.87 
through 225.1 innings with 187 

Following the games 
against Saint Paul's and Virginia 
State, Longwood will travel to 
conference opponent St Andrews 
(N.C.) for another three-game 
weekend series April 13-14 

The two teams will play a 
single game Friday beginning at 
2:30 p.m. before playing a 
doubleheader Saturday at 12 p.m. 




PAGE 14 

WEEKEND cont'd p. 3 

Hmtemiri. Food, food, t- 
shirts, food, food, bookstore, 
food, food. See a pattern? 

No lick-n-stick tatoos, ring 
toss, dart throwing at balloons, 
fishing for plastic ducks in a plas- 
tic pond. Nothing! 

The DZ's had a dirty kiddie 
pool filled with dirty balls, but 
that wasn't appealing even to the 

The Rotunda staff had one 
of the better booths where they 
were raffling off donations from 
area businesses, but I'm on staff 
so I couldn't participate. 

Some guy, not in a booth 
but camped on the lawn, was 
reading tarot cards, but lhad just 
called Sister Cleo earlier in the 
week so there was no need to stop 

Meanwhile, my cousin and 
her friend ate following several 
feet behind me and periodically 
catchup up to ask "Who's he?" 

'that's a guy that'll sever 
ask you out because it's illegal to 
date a fourteen-year-old gaL" 

That doesn't deter ttwaand 
mey mk me fifty more time*. 

Now I'm stuck, in eighty 
degree weather, win my mom. 

aunt, a restless two-year-old, and 
two hormonal teenage girls, with 
no games, toys, or distractions 
between me and the four hundred 
questions they all feel compelled 
to ask. And I'm alone. 

Here's my point. Neither 
the administration nor the student 
organizations can help out with 
my crazy shallow gene pool. Can 
you? Please? 

But here's how they can 

Student organizations need 
to be better prepared and more 
imaginative when working a 
booth. Fve seen homeless people 
pull cleaner food from the gar- 
bage than some of the stuff orga- 
nizations were trying ©push off 
on unsuspecting parents and visi- 

The administration could 
be more selective in the types of 
booths they allow and limit the 
repetitiveness of the goods and 
opportunities they pedel. 

This past Spring Weekend 
may have been helpful for one 
thing. My mom was so disap- 
pointed that she vowed tc never 

Although, my mom's not 
one on keeping ber word. 

APRIL 12, 3001 

.num. i in. '' ■ i I—'- -i - i 

Men's Golf Keeps Up 
to Par at Tournament 

Sports Information 

Long wood shot a 303-304- 
607 to place fifth among I2teams 
at the Elizabethtown/White Lake 
Chamber of Commerce Invita- 
tional at Caro- 
lina Sands in 
North Carolina 
April 7-8. 

(N.C.) won the 
event with its 
307-279-586 at 
the Carolina 
Sands Golf 
Club measuring 
6,925-yards, a 
par 72 layout. 

Lancers will 
next compete at 
the annual 
CVAC Men's 
Golf Championships April 22-24. 

In North Carolina. LC was 
led by senior Niklas Jansson/ 
Balsta, Sweden (68-78) and fresh- 
man Carl Magnusson/Linkoping, 
Sweden (7S-71), each with 146 
totals to tie for fourth-place indi- 
vidually among 61 golfers. 

Jansson led the tournament 
after the first day of competition. 

They were followed by jun- 
ior My les Jones/La Moye, United 
Kingdom (79-77-156, t-37th), 
sophomore Chris Pugh/Cave 
Spring HS (81-78- 

159, t-45th), and 
freshman Mike 
Bridge HS (82-78- 

160, t-49th). 
Through four 

tournaments this 
spring and nine 
rounds of golf, 
Longwood contin- 
ues to be led by 
Magnusson and his 
impressive 74.89 av- 

Magnusson is 
followed by Jansson 
(75.42), Nemcosky 

(78.00), Jones (78.08), and Pugh 

(78 47) 

The Lancers are averaging 

305.53 as a team this year. 

The CVAC Championship 

Tournament will be played in 

Monroe, N.C. at the Stonebridge 

Golf Club. 

Softball Drops Three of Four 

Sports Information 

Longwood went 1-3 in 
CVAC play April 7-8, splitting a 
doubleheader with Pfeiffer (N.C.) 
— winning 10-1 before falling 4- 
3 after dropping a twinbill at 
Queens (N.C.) 4-0 and 5-2. 

The Lancers now stands at 
18-12-1 overall, 6-3-1 in the 
CVAC with three confer- 
ence doubleheaders re- 
maining in the regular 

Longwood will 
host St. Andrews (N.C.) 
April 11. 

At Queens, the 
Royals scored all four of 
their runs in game one in 
the first inning. 

The Lancers were 
led by senior Jody Case/ 
A.L. Fortune (Canada) 
who was 2-3, while jun- 
iors Jodi Wolff-Coussoulos/ 
Fauquier HS and Colleen 
Cooney/Stafford HS each went 1 - 

Sophomore Angie 

Burnette/Southern Durham 
(N.C.) HS was the pitcher of 
record for the Lancers. 

In the second game, LC 
held a 2-1 lead after the top of the 
fifth inning, but another outburst 
from Queens in the bottom half 
of the inning did Longwood in. 

Sophomore Tiffany 
Wheeler/Orange County HS 
pitched for LC and also went 2-3 

at the plate. Burnette was 1-2 
with an RBI, and Wolff- 
Coussoulos was 1-3 with a run 
and a stolen base. 

Against Pfeiffer, LC 
bounced back with a win in the 
first game, shutting the Pfeiffer 
offense down. 

Burnette pitched, giving up 
only two hits and no earned runs 
in six innings of work. 

Longwood did most of its 
damage in the third inning, scor- 
ing seven runs and taking advan- 
tage of several miscues from the 

Case was 2-4 with five RBI, 
including a three-run double in 
the third. 

Burnette went 1-3 with two 
RBI recorded on her towering 
two-run blast over the left-field 
fence in the third inning. 

Wheeler was l-2witharun 
scored and an RBI. 

Wheeler pitched all eight 
innings in game two, scattering 

six hits and giving up three earned 

Wheeler also went 2-4 with 
another RBI in the game. 

Freshman Heather Will- 
iams/Appomattox HS went 1-2 
with an RBI and made several 
nice defensive plays at third base 

Classmate Kelly Burns/ 
Damascus (Md.) HS was 1 -4 with 
an RBI. 

Through 3 1 games, Long- 
wood is led by sophomore Andi 
Papadopoulos/Hopewell HS 
with a .365 average in 52 at- bats. 
Classmate Shelby Ray/ 
L.C. Bird HS is batting .325 and 
leads the team with eight 
doubles, 15 RBI, and is tied for 
the lead in home runs with 2. 

Sophomore pitcher Jen- 
nifer Potts/Loudoun Valley HS 
missed all four games last week- 
end with an injury but is hitting 
.319 with 10 RBI. 

With a strong weekend, 
Case has upped her average to 
.300, with six doubles and 13 

Potts has appeared in 25 
games for Longwood and has 
pitched 142.1 innings with 74 
strikeouts, 16 complete games 
and a no-hitter. 

Following the St. Andrews 
games, Longwood will host 
CVAC opponent Limestone 
(S.C.) April 14 before hosting 
Barton (N.C.) to complete the 
regular season April 16 at Lancer 

Women's Tennis Has The 
Serve and Volley Going 

Sports Information 

victories in singles from junior 
Michelle Williams Tober/Wash- 

Longwood won three 
CVAC matches last week, defeat- 
ing Pfeiffer (N.C.) 6-3 April 5, 
Limestone (S.C.) 9-0 April 7, and 

The Lancers are now 11-3 
overall, 8-1 in the CVAC, and 
scheduled to host conference op- 
ponent Barton (N.C.) April 10 to 
complete the regular season. 

At Pfeiffer, LC got victories 
in singles from senior Whitney 
Shaw/Prince George HS (#2), 
freshman Danielle Hess/Bel Air 
(Md.) HS (#3), junior Laura 
Veazey/Prince George HS (#5), 
and freshman Loren Robertson/ 
Robinson HS (46). 

Against Limestone, LC got 

ington-Lee HS (#1), Shaw, Hess, 
senior Tricia Ramsey/Halifax 
County HS (#4), freshman Cecilia 
Robinson/Brookville HS (#5), 
and junior Amie Slaton/Frankhn 

At Coker, LC got wins in 

singles from Williams Tober, 
Shaw, Hess, Ramsey, Veazey, and 

Through 14 matches, Long- 
wood — ranked #7 in the ITA 
East Region — is led in singles 
by Hess with her record of 15-3. 

Hess is followed by Veazey 
(13-3), Ramsey (13-5), Robertson 
(12-3), Shaw (12-7), Williams 
Tober ( 10-8), Robinson (5-0), and 
Slaton (5-1). 

In doubles, Hess and Will- 
iams Tober are 1 5-6, followed by 
Shaw and Veazey (8-3) and 
Ramsey and Robertson (5-2). 

Following the Barton 
match, Longwood will participate 
in the annual CVAC Women's 
Tennis Championships April 20- 
22 in Wilson, North Carolina. 


omens I 

Men's Tennis Scorches The Competition 



Sports Information 



! Speru Information 


snot a 7o- 




Maryland tied with Rollins 

this spring and eight 


rounds of 

ut won the tour- 

golf, Longwood conti 

nues to be 

a tie- breaker with a 

led by Berg and her i 

il if H V N M ^V 

303-616. TbeLanc- 

78.39 average. 

* i i. •: *v await confirmation 

Junior Vicfci *v 


of an < ion to the NCAA Di- 

Wheeling Park (W.Va. 

) HS is out 

• r Women 's Golf Champi- 

for the year with an injury and fin- 

onship May 16-19. 

ished with an average 

of 79.54. 

A JMU, freshman Ellen 

Beatner is next 

at 80.26, 

Berg/Lznkoping, Sweden played 

and followed by Millagc with an 

'wo outstanding rounds, finishing 

8 1 .95. Next are Shwen, who av- 

■• . it for first-place with a 74- 

erages 85.09, and Ladowicz, at 

74-148 total. 

3&3$ttiatt Mary Miilage/ 

86.29 per round. 

The team's overall scoring 

Ennisraore, Ontario was second 

average is 321.21. 

on the team with a scare of 80- 

The NCAA Championship 

79- f59, which placed her tod for 

Tournament wilT be 

played in 


Rock Hill, S.C. at the R n [ H 

Local senior Mandy 

Country Club 

Longwood won three 
CVAC matches late last week, 
defeating Pfeiffer (N.C.) 7-2 April 
5, Limestone (S.C.) 6-3 April 7, 
and Coker (S.C.) 5-4 April 8. 

The Lancers are now 8-8 
overall, 4-5 in the CVAC, and 
scheduled to host conference op- 
ponent Barton (N.C.) April 10 to 
complete the regular season. 

At Pfeiffer, LC got victories 
in singles from junior Gorjan 
Bilalagic/J.R. Tucker HS (#2), 

sophomores Jeff Henley/Salem 
HS (#3) and Paul Petersen/ 
Blacksburg HS (#4), junior Mirza 
lljazovic/Prince George HS (#5), 
and sophomore Matt Graham/ 
Great Bridge HS (#6). 

Against Limestone, LC got 
victories in singles from Henley, 
Petersen, Iljazovic, and Graham. 

At Coker, LC got victories 
in singles from Henley, Petersen, 
and Iljazovic — clinching the 
team win by taking two doubles 

Through 16 matches, Long- 
wood is led in singles by Iljazovic 

with his record of 9-6. Iljazovic 
is followed by Petersen (9-9), 
Henley (8-9), G. Bilalagic (6-9), 
Graham (6-9), and senior Igor 
Bilalagic/ Albert Einstein (Ger- 
many) HS (4-12). 

In doubles, 1. Bilalagic and 
Petersen are 9-5, followed by G. 
Bilalagic and Henley (9-6) and 
Graham and Iljazovic (2-1 1). 

Following the Barton 
match, Longwood will participate 
in the annual CVAC Men's Ten- 
nis Championships April 20-22 in 
Wilson, North Carolina. 

Useless But Entertaining Quotes of the Week 

• The Baby Ruth candy bar was not named for Babe Ruth. It was named for 
President Cleveland's daughter, Ruth. 

'Women's creed: Men are like linoleum. If you lay them right the first 
time, you can walk on them for 20 years. 

) In weightiifting, I don't think sudden, uncontrolled urination should 
automatically disqualify you. 

"Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmaHow, and when I woke up 
the pillow was gone." 

— Tommy Cooper 


Longwoo4 College 3r4 Bi-Annual Primitive Technology 

Weekend Seminar April 20-22, 2001 

*Sponsore4 by the Primitive Technologies Club* 

• Stone Tool Manufacture 

• Pre-Historic Fire making Techniques 

• Foo4 Acquisition an4 Procurement 

• Ceramic Technology 

Instructional Staff: 

Jefferson Green, Junior Anthropology Major 
Zach Revene, Junior Anthropology Major 
Tony Lozano, Junior Anthropology Major 

Applications may be obtained in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
office, Wynne 106. **All are welcome but space is limited!** 

Applications due April 13. 



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Thanks to all of our sponsers for their donations and cooperation. 
A special thanks to Finders Keepers, as well, for donating a silver goblet set which 

was bought for $50 by a staff member's relative. 

$20 TGIF Outlet Gift Certificate Laura Reed 

J Crew Hat donated by TGIF Outlet Justin Ellis 

$ 1 Kroger Gift Certificate Ben Koontz 

4 Buffets from Golden Corral Pat Pezold 

Homemade Easter Bunny Basket donated by Hattie Shupin Tom Steger 

CD Boom Box donated by Roy Ayres Justin Ellis 

$25 Illusions Gift Certificate Ben Koontz 

$25 Lighthouse Cafe Gift Certificate MattSeniw 

$25 Keeton Soundz Gift Certificate Laura Reed 

$ 1 Macado's Gift Certificate James Stevens 

2 Carat Citrine donated by MJS, Inc. Judy Underwood 
Whopper Value Meals donated by Burger King James Stevens (2) and Judy Underwood 

$50 Circa 2011 Gift Certificate Matt Seniw 

6 Person Dinner from The Creamery James Stevens 

50% Off One Night at the Super 8 DarciPritts 

Free Lunch from the Best Super Deli Pat Pezold 

Large One-Topping Pizza from Pino's Chris Bjornsen 

Free Lunch from Cheese & Co. Carrie Shaffer 

$ 1 1 2 Ice Bucket donated by Martin the Jeweler Laura Reed 

Free Manicure and Pedicure from Nailhouse Rock Katherine Nunally 

$25 Piedmont Bike Shop Gift Certificate Kristen Ingram 

Picture Frame donated by Eckerds Genii Grimsley 

$ 1 Captain Seas Gift Certificate Pat Pezold 

$ 1 Shoney 's Gift Certificate Pat Pezold 
Free 16 oz Blizzard from Dairy Queen Jamie Turner and Tom Steger (2) 

$ 1 in Rentals from Video 2000 Amy Avery and Matt Seniw 

$25 Noah's Last Stop Gift Certificate Laura Reed 

Industrial Flashlight donated by Farmville Auto Parts Justin Ellis 
Organizers donated by Longwood Bookstore Matt Seniw and Fran Hutcherson 

2 Free Dinners Pork-N-More Pat Pezold 

Personal Alarm Systems donated by Radio Shack Matt Seniw and Pat Pezold 

2 Regal Cinemas Movie Tickets Matt Seniw 

Winners can pick up their prizes in the Rotunda office 

across from the Post Office in the Student Union. 

Thanks to all who participated! 



Volume 80, Number 18 

The Rotunda 

Looking For a Few Good Men Since 1920 

April 19, 2001 

Ex-Student ? s Virtual Gripe 
Sparks Curiosity on Campus 

Guest Writer 

It's not quite Shawn Fan- 
ning and Napster versus the re- 
cording artists, but James 
Eissinger is stirring up his own 
fair share of cybertrouble. 

Eissinger's personal website, has 
soared in popularity in recent 
months, and with it a growing 
buzz has spread throughout the 
Longwood community. 

In keeping with the times, 
the twice-former LWC student 
chose to vent his frustrations with 
the institution and its practices 
electronically, by ways of the 

"My interest in the internet 
was sparked long before I created, " Eissinger 
stated. "But I guess you could say 
that the site is the result of my in- 
terest in computers reaching an 
all-time high." 

Eissinger's original site,, was a self-ad- 

mitted mockery of website pro- 
duction. "It was a modest attempt, 
very modest," he said. But as his 
interest peaked, his knowledge 
grew with it. 

Eventually, with the aid of 
innovative programs and high- 
tech devices, Eissinger was able 
to produce a polished look for his 

Still, the number of visitors 
to the site was limited. "The ma- 
jority of the hits I got on the page 
were from friends I had directly 
referred to it," Eissinger stated. 
"It was cool to have my own cor- 
ner in the web universe, but that 
corner was definitely rural at the 

A more prominent zip code 
was afforded to the website when 
its URL was changed to "When I 
changed the domain name, I 
gradually picked up more visitors 
to the site. It's kind of snowballed 
with every passing day," Eissinger 

The name change is related 

to a spat between Eissinger and 
the school over some grading and 
absentee marks that were given to 
him last semester. 

Longwood maintained that 
Eissinger failed his cycling class 
due to a poor attendance record 
and that he received a "C+" grade 
in biology. 

Eissinger saw it differently 
and appealed. The college denied 
his request and the grades stuck. 
This dropped Eissinger below the 
cumulative G.P.A. required for a 
student to stay enrolled at the 
school, the second time in his 
Longwood career that such had 
occurred. Eissinger was given the 

Viewing the matter as un- 
just, he retaliated with the 
website. "I was never given a fair 
shake. Certain people at the 
school never granted me the op- 
portunity to present my case; they 
never heard me out," Eissinger 
stated. "That's when I really be 

See SUCKS p. 5 

Dean Farmer Praised 


Dr. Berkwood M. Farmer, 
who is leaving as Dean of 
Longwood College's School of 
Business and Economics after 10 
years, was feted 
recently at two 
going away 

D r ; 
Farmer, who 
will become 
Dean of the Raj 
Soin College of 

At the reception, Dr. Norm 
Bregman, provost and Vice Presi- 
dent for Academic Affairs, called 
him a "significant player in the 
life of the institution who has been 
a leader in creating an internship 
fox students 
that is second to 
none,** devel- 
oped a *top 
flight" corpo- 
rate advisory 
board, was "the 
driving force in 
bringing about 
dec f 0%u mi i o n , 
and was instru- 
mental in busi- 
ness students' 
success on the 
major field test 
was accredited 
rtteraationai As- 
inMimriiT fYlim 

Who's Who Recipients 

On April 12, 2001, 
Longwood College held a recog- 
nition ceremony for Who's Who 
Among Students in American 
Universities and Colleges award 

Several Longwood students 
were honored for outstanding 
leadership and scholastic and 
community achievements. 

Over 1900 institutions par- 
ticipate in this annual selection of 
men and women who have dis- 

tinguished themselves through 
classroom performance, partici- 
pation in extracurricular activi- 
ties, and community service in- 

Dr. David Smith, Dean of 
the School of Education and Hu- 
man Services provided the recipi- 
ents with a message on behalf of 
the Deans while Dr. James Jordan, 
Professor of Anthropology and 
Geography brought a message on 
behalf of the faculty. 

Thirty-nine students received this award. They are (pictured) Gerald 
Wayne Anthony, Nichole Diane Arthur, Andrew Bryan Burgess, Thomas Carroll 
Burgess, Jessica Marie Burnette, Yoland A.E. Coleman, Kristina Kellie 
Denson, Abigail Margaret Evans, Rebekah Sotlner Hertig, Laura Frost 
Hutchinson, KristenAnne Ingram, Lauren Elizabeth Jean, Adam Monroe Kelly, 
Vicki Jo Matkovich, David Jason Passabet, Jennifer Ann Rocheford, Undy 
Blair Stansbury, Kathryn Calderwood Starke, Kristi Marie Thomas, Arthur 
Gordon Van Ness, IV, Walter Edward Webster, Jr.Jhomas Lincoln White, Jr., 
Tern Leigh Williams; (not pictured) Karen Kim-Lian Chen, Christopher Berle 
Dela Cruz, Alison Nicole Godsey, Kellie Elizabeth Jones, Tamara Danielle 
Mattox, Crystal Michelle Nemeth, Tan Tra Oo, Amie Nicole Slaton, Kelly 
Marie Whitmore, Kristen Anne Wilson. 

International Series: Life In Sweden 

Asst. Opinion Editor 

When Ellen Berg and Car! 
Magnusson cannot agree on a 
point, they put their heads to- 
gether and speak softly in their 
native Swedish until 
they reach a consen- 

This is exactly 
what occurred when 
I asked them about 
military service in 
Sweden. Although 
many young men 
serve a mandatory 
year in the Swedish 
military, the govern- 
ment excused Carl 
when he told them that he was 
going to Longwood for college 
and to play golf. 

About twenty years ago, no 
one was excused, but more re- 
cently the government will ap- 
prove many more reasons for not 


The quiet disagreement oc- 
curred over exactly what percent- 
age of young men serve their year, 
with Carl finally deciding the fig- 
ure is about twenty percent. 

The pair have been friends 

Linkoplng, Sweden 

since they were ten and grew up 
in Linkoping, about the fourth 
largest city in Sweden. 

They came to Longwood 
last August to play golf on schol- 
arships, because college sports do 
not exist in Sweden. Carl even 

wants to try his hand at pro golf. 
Life in Sweden is pretty 
docile and tranquil, with little 
crime or violence. According to 
Ellen, parents do not have to 
worry so much about their kids 
or where they are. You can ride 
your bike home at night without 
fear and can feel safe. 
Ellen and Carl 
look like typical col- 
lege students: dressed 
in jeans and khakis, 
tee shirts, and polos. 
Both are fair 
and have light hair 
and eyes, as many 
Americans presume 
of Swedes. A lot of 
people think English 
is the first language of Sweden, 
but of course they speak their na- 
tive language, Swedish. 

English is taught starting in 
the fourth grade as a second Ian 

See SWEDEN p. 5 




APRIL 19, 2001 

Scaring Small Children Since 1920 

I am a dreamer of dreams. I 
am afraid of spiders. I love the 
feel of warm sand under my feet. 
I hate how scratchy grass is un- 
der bare feet. 

I am a lover of books. More 
to the point, I am a lover of words. 
I am passionate. I am impulsive. 
I am compulsive. I think life is a 
movie, and you're only job is to 
supply a great soundtrack. 

I don't really like working on 
my bike, even if it makes it go 
better. I don't really like to climb 
hills. But I love to roll and rush 
down them. 

I would rather love wrongly 
a thousand times, than to live in 
loneliness. The smell of tuna fish 
makes me nauseous. 

This is by way of an introduc- 
tion. My name is Danielle and ! 
am going to be the editor of The 
Rotunda next year. 

I am a communications ma- 
jor and a journalism minor. 

I thought I would give you a 
taste of my personality and some 

background information on how 
I came to be here. 

I am originally from NY. 

I like to think that's what 
gives me some attitude. It's prob- 
ably just my naturally obnoxious 

Anyway, I tend to talk fast, 
and to lose patience when it takes 
someone a long time to get to 
what they have to say. 

When I moved to Maryland 
when I was 13, I would finish 
other people's sentences for them, 
without realizing what I was do- 
ing. I've stopped that now. For the 
most part. 

I am always 1 S minutes late, 
wherever I am going. But at least 
I'm consistent. 

I am a loyal team player, and 
I will always stay late and I know 
that I am just going to have to find 
the kind of work environment 
where no one hangs for 15 min- 

I moved to Washington D.C. 
when I was 16. 

The Rotunda 

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Phone: 804-395-2120 

Fax: 804-395-2237 

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Michele Thompson 

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The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood College, is 
published weekly during the academic year (except holidays and 
exam periods) and is printed in the offices of the FarmviUe Her- 
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All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures 
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publication. AH letters to the editor must be typed and include 
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her name not appear on the published letter must request so in 
writing. AM letters are subject to editing. 
The Rotunda is an equal opportunity employer. 

Into my own apartment, by The only other family I have 

myself. I felt very alive. The first is my grandma, my mother's 
night And then I felt very home- mom, who continues to teach me 

sick. I was a freshman at George 
Washington University. 

I thought I could work and go 
to school, I put in 1 5 hours a week 
at a law firm, and waited tables 
in Georgetown, at a pub where the 
staff all thought they were cooler 
than you. 

I hated it. So I quit. Both jobs. 

When you're used to work- 
ing, being dependent on your par- 
ents for money is a very unset- 
tling thing. 

But I made it through fresh- 
man year with straight A's, so it 
was worth it to me. 

I had to leave D.C. on July 3 1 , 

I spent August in Colorado 
where I met a truly awesome per- 
son. We are happily engaged and 
getting married next June 1 , at the 
Biltmore Estate in Ashe vi lie, NC. 

Now I live here, in glorious 
Farm Vegas. 

When I first moved here I saw 
it as a two-year sentence before I 
could get on with the rest of my 
life. That is not generally my way, 
and my thinking quickly changed. 

This is an actual college ex- 
perience. I have no job, I don't re- 
ally need one now that things like 
parking are free. (I used to pay 
$ 145 a month just to park my car, 
isn't that insane?) 

The cost of living is very rea- 
sonable here, and so I have had 
time to do things like join the bike 
club, the outdoor club and 
Lambda Pi Eta, the new commu- 
nications honor society (always 
time for a shameless plug.) 

My family is loving and sup- 
portive. They participate in the 
melodrama that tends to be my 
life, and are pretty much the best 
parents anyone could ask for. 

Dear Editor: 

Please extend my hearty and 
sincere thanks to Dawn Kanehl 
for a superb piece of journalism! 

Front page coverage with 
such good news brings wide 

How lucky we are—to have 
Moustapha Toure with us at 
Longwood, and to have a student- 
writer deeply interested in bis fas- 
cinating background, family, and 

Congratulations to The Ro- 
tunda for "bringing wine" to oat 
watered-down lives. 


Raymond Cormier 

why my Polish heritage insists we 
equate food with love and 
couldn't I just eat that last piece 
of cake so she could wash the 

I support my gambling 
granny and buy her lotto tickets 
that my mother won't let her have. 

The accomplishment Ifm 
most proud of? 

Walking away from rejection 
at GW. They told me to find an- 

eral careers which I really liked 
the sound of. 

So here's my list. 

War Correspondent (Well 
we'd need a bona fide war first, 
but any live reporting from the 
front lines would do.) 



Interior Designer 



Bed and Breakfast owner 

Dog Walker 

That's the short version, but 

other major, I told them I'd find you get the idea. I am a little 
another school. And it was the schizophrenic. 

best decision I ever made. 

I hate quitters, but sometimes 
you have to let life mold itself. 
You have to have the strength of 

The event that has taught me 
the most about life, was my failed 
engagement to a guy named Greg. 
I learned lessons of selfishness, 
love and how much it means to 
ask "Can I get you anything from 
the kitchen while I'm up?" 

I don't ever want to grow up. 
I want to always appreciate the 
finer points of finger-painting I 
took that Meyers-Briggs thing 
and it told me I would have sev- 

Fm a Gemini. That's my stan- 
dard excuse. 

I think by now you have a 
pretty good idea what my philoso- 
phy on life is. I'm laid back. Or 
at least I Uke to pretend I am. 

I think life is a ride on the Ti- 
tanic, no one gets off alive, but 
the party's a hell of a good time 
while it lasts. I do my best to live 
my life so that if I get hit by a bus 
tomorrow, no regrets. 

It's a tendency towards in- 
stant gratification, but it's also a 
refusal to waste any precious min 

See PEZOLD p. 4 



+ To the students and faculty who helped with dorm 
room selection process on Monday; you all helped 
make it very organized and easier 

+ To Dr. Amoss for helping some of the Journalism 
minor students with the catalog fiasco 

+ To Mike Lysaght, Director of the Dining Hall, for 
supporting (though not necessarily agreeing with) 
the students' right to voice their opinions 


- To the use of glue traps to catch the mice and rats in 
South Ruffner; mice have feelings too! 

- To end of the semester laziness and the teachers who 
precipitate this by drenching our already weary lives 
with gabs of papers 

- To all the solicitors who come to campus and try to 
sink us even further into debt; come on, guys, our 
student loans are going to be high enough, we don't 
need any credit cards on top of that 

Send yj2ur_Props and Drops to 



OL 19, 2001 


The Activist 

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"7^« Activist" is your outlet for battling social injustice and things that suck This is your chance to do 
something about societal evils, instead of just whining about them. So speak up and act up. Because if you 're 
not mad, you 're not paying attention. E-mail activist ideas to rotunda@longwood.lwc.eda 

Life in Stubbs: A Non-Greek View 

Assl. Opinion Editor 

I know that many people on 
campus are groaning right now as 
they read this headline, worrying 
what I will say about Greek life. 

And let me say that this is 
not another Greek bashing, but I 
did live in Stubbs for almost a 
year and am not in a sorority. 

I am not trying to blow a 
whistle on Greek affairs, but on 
the other hand, if it's small, shrill, 
silver, and shiny.. .well, you know 
what they say about the duck. 

Just how did a non-soror- 
ity girl end up living in Stubbs, 
the all-sorority dorm? 

Well, I transferred here in 
August as a sophomore, and hous- 
ing had no where else for me (my 
roommate at the time was also 
non-Greek, although she pledged 
in the spring). 

A few other girls also lived 
there, but they were placed on the 
first floor, away from the bulk of 
sorority life. 

I, however, lived on the 
fourth floor right in the middle of 
the Sigma Kappa hall. 

Now, before anyone gets 
their shorts in a bundle, let me say 
that the Sigma Kappas were al- 
ways very nice to me and very 
welcoming, with the exception of 
a couple sticks in the mud. 

But I really had no idea 
what was in store for me. 

My first inkling that I might 
not like lire in Stubbs was the fact 
that when I told people where I 
lived and that 1 was not in a so- 
rority, their eyes kind of widened 
to the size of saucers and they 
usually said something like, "I'm 

Well, things were great un- 
til fall rush. Let me tell you, I've 
been waiting a long time to put 
this little event into the paper. 

Apparently, during the one 
week period of rush, guys are not 
supposed to come into Stubbs, 
which was unbeknownst to me. 

Now, if someone had been 
so kind as to inform me of this 
little rule, I would have been will- 
ing to oblige. 

One night, my boyfriend of 
over two years and 1 came back 
to my room after playing tennis. 

We knew pledge stuff was 
going on, so we took all four 
flights of stairs, quietly said hi to 
the Sigma Kappas, and went into 
my room. 

A Rho Chi saw us and 
asked one of the Sigma Kappas 
what was going on. 

The Sigma Kappa (God 
bless her) informed the very seri- 
ous Rho Chi that 1 was not even 
in the sorority, but this informa- 
tion did not deter the Rho Chi 
from pounding on my door. 

When I answered she in- 
formed me that no guys were al- 
lowed in Stubbs during rush. 

That's okay," I said. "I'm 
not even in a sorority." My answer 
apparently did not satisfy her, be- 
cause we had, well, let's call it an 
exchange of words. 

She said, "The girls 
wouldn't understand." 

Understand what, exacdy? 
That I've been dating my boy- 
friend (now fiance) for over two 
years and we want to watch Jeop- 

The next night, things got 
worse as the Rho Chi's were on 
patrol for my non-Greek butt. 

My boyfriend was helping 
my roommate and I bring up a 
bunch of laundry and stuff from 

A different Rho Chi greeted 
us this time, again telling me 
about the "no guys in Stubbs" 

"Look, I already went 
through this last night. I'm not in 
a sorority," I said. 

While I didn't mind living 
there, I never asked housing to put 
me there and I do not feel that I 
should be penalized because the 
sororities are having rush. 

Well, to make a long story 
short, after my fiance parked the 
car, no one would let him back up. 

Which made me really 

I ended up going to my 
REC who had a talk with Damien 
Duchamp, the head of Greek af- 

They finally let us go to my 
room, but not without telling us 
to take the stairs and be quiet. I 
think someone said we were run- 
ning around the halls naked with 
our underwear on our heads or 

By the time spring rush 
rolled around, everyone knew to 
"let the boyfriend of the girl on 
the fourth floor up." 

I could go on, but this is the 
least inflammatory story I have 
and I do not want to bash Greek 
life just because it is not for me. 

What I do not understand is 
why housing put me up there in 
the first place. I think I would 
have preferred transitional nois- 

After my roommate 
pledged in the spring, things got 
a lot harder because I was then 
the only one on the hall not in the 
sorority and when conflicts arose, 
1 was the odd man out 

With the shortage of hous- 
ing, I don't understand why Long- 
wood provides on-campus soror- 
ity housing. As far as I know, most 
other sororities have off-campus 

All I can say is that life in 
Stubbs is, ..full of estrogen. 

Verbal Diarrhea 


Staff Writer 

If Antonio Banderas is hot, 
then I must be the sexiest non- 
Latin hombre on the face of the 

Feel me breeze as I flex my 
buttocks and woo you dames with 
my bulge.. ing biceps. I am a 
piece of ass mat is not to be taken 

1 will go through you like 
water through silk. I will grow on 
you like the hair on my back. 

I am THE sex machine of 
the newrxufleniifiri. Okay, enough 
of that crap. How's everyone do- 

I didn't do this column last 
week because I got lazy. Hey, I'm 
not gonna lie to you (that's what 
you do to girls) 

Anyway, Vm back with a 
new column of bullcrappery that, 
while nowhere as original as the 
sun dial (or coherent for that mat- 
ter), is still humorous nonetheless. 

So, what's happened during 
my absence? Nothing really. 

I began to write some hor- 
ror poetry, which by the way can 
be found on the Network Neigh- 
borhood under Douche Bag Man 
(a little self-promotion never 

I don't know what you all 
will think of ttyt's petty gory and 
disturbing, but it's not to be taken 
seriously. Hope you ail like it. 

While we're on the subject, 
does anyone actually know what 
a horror movie is? 

Now I'm not a master of the 
topic and definitely have not seen 
the most honor films of anyone 
on the planet but does the main- 
stream public realize what exactly 
constitutes a horror film? 

First of alt Scream is not s 
horror movie. It's a satire of hor- 
ror films with a thriller element 
in it 

actually thinks 

mis is a horror movie, then they 
are out of their mind. 

And all the other crap that 
came out in its wake (/ Know 
What You Did Last Summer, Ur- 
ban Legends, etc.), while more in 
the vein of horror, a definitely not 
a high water mark in the genre. 

What ARE some good hor- 
ror films? 

Zombie, The Gates of Hell 
(at least visually), Night of the 
Living Dead, The Beyond, Dawn 
of the Dead, Halloween, The Evil 
Dead, The Texas Chmnsaw Mas- 
sacre, The Exorcist, Hellraiser, 
Lord of Illusions^ and many oth- 
ers that 1 cannot think of. 

There's also some films I 
haven't seen, but am dying to 

I know these films are sick 
and gory, but a horror movie is 
not necessarily limited to mind- 
less murders and buckets of grue. 

Take a look at some of the 
older films like Dtacula, Fran- 
kenstein, The Wolf Man, The In- 
visible Man, Nosferatu, The 
Phantom of the Opera, and every 
other film of that era. 

Some of the silent films like 
Nosferatu are a lot creepier than 
some Friday the J 3th ripoff crud. 

Also, slasher films are the 
crap of horror films. 

Some are pretty good, but 
mostly slasher films are nothing 
more than an attempt to prostitute 
those few films' success and cash 
in with a cheap knockoff. 

At any rate, horror films 
kick ass. 

I don't know why I like 
them so much, but I do. 

I guess I just have a strong 
interest in the macabre, both fan- 
tasy and real 

I in no way condone vio- 
lence and kUhng, but you have to 
admit that they're both a strong 

of human nature, as 

mg talk axound 







APRIL 19, 2001 

A New Perspective On Student Health 



Guest Writers 

Many Longwood students 
have a negative impression of 
Student Health. Little do many 
people know that Student Health 
is one of the most visited places 
on campus aside from the dining 

On a daily basis, the doc- 
tors, physician assistants, and 
nurse practitioners see about 40- 
50 patients. These are all trained 
professionals and have all the nec- 
essary certifications required by 
their fields. 

Student Health is a certified 
practicing office and is here to 
help the student population in any 
way possible. 

It is unfair that Student 
Health is criticized by individu- 
als who have not taken the effort 
to find out the facts first. Hope- 
fully, through this article, we will 
be able to give you all a new and 
better perspective of Student 

If you have ever tried to call 
and make an appointment for Stu- 
dent Health, you realize how hard 
it is to get one. This is a result of 
other students taking advantage of 

the care provided for FREE by 
professional practitioners. Either 
the secretary is on the other line 
or the nurses are busy with pa- 

Walk-in appointments are 
not usually the way to go because 
most of the time you cannot get 
in until the next day. However, 
once you get in to be seen you can 
rest assured that you are getting 
quality service. 

Expect to not only receive 
treatment for your illness, but also 
learn techniques that can possibly 
prevent this illness and others like 
it from occurring again in the fu- 

Contrary to popular belief, 
Student Health does not do a 
pregnancy test on everyone that 
walks in the door. The same is 
also true with mono and strep 
tests. When they are done, how- 
ever, these tests are precautionary 
measures for medications to treat 
your illness or simply to diagnose 
a serious illness, like mono. 

This semester Student 
Health has developed a self-care 
mission. This is designed to help 
reduce the number of visits that 
Student Health has for common 
illnesses that can be treated with- 
out seeing a professional. 

These programs are also 
designed, in general, to educate 
about health issues. Some ex- 
amples of the programs used to 
promote self-care that some of 
you may have already taken ad- 
vantage of are the Flu Clinic, 
Great American Smoke-Out, and 
Self-Care Survival Kits. 

Although many students 
choose not to take advantage of 
these opportunities, they are sim- 
ply intended to help you. 

You would be surprised at 
the number of students that do not 
know how to take care of basic 
health issues. 

Student Health has a 
plethora of information on self- 
care. This information is free to 
all students. 

As if this was not enough, 
Student Health is always under 
constant self-evaluation. To help 
gather students' input on self- 
evaluations, they have formed a 
group that is called the Student 
Health Partners. 

It is composed of students 
who act as an advisory board to 
Student Health. This was modeled 
after the Business School's stu- 
dent advisory committee. Every 

See HEALTH p. 11 

Get OffYour Butt; Get On the Bus! 


Staff Writer 

"Get on the bus!" could be 
heard at 4:30 in the morning at 
Longwood College's Lankford 
Student Union, on Friday, March 

Approximately thirty stu- 
dents and two chaperones 
boarded the James River charter 
bus for their long anticipated six- 
hour drive. 

As a part of Longwood 
College's Diversity Days the 
Multicultural Affairs Office spon- 
sored this event and sent these stu- 
dents to Philadelphia, Pennsylva- 
nia for the weekend. 

Students involved in such 
organizations as the International 
Studies Housing, the Foreign Ex- 
change program, the Martial Arts 
Club, and other groups were con- 
sidered for this event. 

Lonnie Calhoun, director of 
the Multicultural Affairs Office, 
was responsible for this trip and 
all the events during this period. 

Mr. Calhoun had the help 
and support of Susan Monahane. 
Director of Honor and Judicial 
Programs. The objective of the 

trip was to allow students to have 
a chance to see different ethnic 
lifestyles and other diversities. 

When arriving at the Stu- 
dent Union, students were greeted 
with a vibrant, "Good morning!" 
and a large smile by Mr. Calhoun, 
better known as "Lonnie", 
bundled in a warm jacket 

Philadelphia was chosen 
because of the huge amount of 
diversity and ethnicity and the 
idea of one brotherhood. 

It is a place that not all get 
the chance to see and Lonnie 
worked very hard to put together 
this trip to give them this chance. 

Along with Lonnie's greet- 
ing there was hot coffee, juice, 
and different types of muffins and 
breads for a breakfast snack. 

After the students settled on 
the bus and started on the high- 
way, snores began. Many students 
slept the entire six-hours, how- 
ever, some decided to stay awake 
in order to see passing attractions. 

Upon arriving in Philadel- 
phia, Lonnie allowed the students 
to take a break at the Bourse 
Building on Fifth and Market 
Street for lunch and to walk 
around the city. 

After this short break stu- 
dents got back on the bus to be- 
gin a citywide tour, "Pathways to 
the Past". 

A woman who worked for 
the Balch Institute for Ethnic 
Studies, a museum promoting 
ethnicity, history, and diversity, 
gave this tour. 

This tour included such 
sights as Bill Cosby's childhood 
neighborhood and Chinatown. 

After the tour the Liberty 
Bell was one of the first sites to 
be visited by the group. Enclosed 
in a glass case, the students stood 
around and listened to a speaker 
tell of the Bell's history. 

Students were then taken to 
a Korean marketplace and were 
able to purchase items they could 
not get elsewhere. 

The Balch Institute then 
opened for a private tour by the 

The presentation of "Dis- 
covering America: The People of 
Pennsylvania" was given and 
many artifacts and documents 
were passed around the room. 

Meredith Bowman said, 

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PEZOLD cont'd p. 2 

utes of life doing anything 
I don't really want to. 

I think a shrink would tell 
me a lot of that comes from be- 
ing an only child, I don't know. 

I don't really think the 
world can learn a damn thing 
from me, I'm too busy trying to 
figure everything out, but if any- 
one wants along for the ride, hey 
the more the merrier. 

My hobbies are entirely 
random and what I feel like do- 
ing that week. 

Some standards that don't 
seem to come and go are moun- 
tain biking, sailing, hiking, play- 
ing the piano, singing, reading, 
and playing monopoly. 

I love that game. Hide and 
seek too. 

I find beauty and peace in 

I mean that. 

The most recent thing I can 
remember is the pattern of the rain 
on my windshield, but I make a 
point to look for the beauty 
around me. 

Hey, I change my answer 
about what the world can learn 
from me. 

I do one thing I think ev- 
erybody should do. 

I'm not very religious, but 
every night before I go to bed I 
write down five things I am grate- 
ful for. 

But I think it's important to 

do it in a very open-minded way 
and at least attempt to view things 
in a postive light. 

For example I write down 
things like how nice it is to open 
my sunroof in my car on a clear 
night, or a blue afternoon. 

And then just under it I will 
have an entry, like the D I got in 

And then I try, try being the 
operative word, to make up some 
reason why it might be beneficial. 

Sometimes I am more suc- 
cessful than others, and most days 
I end up feeling like Pollyanna 
stuck in a never-ending version of 
the glad game. 

But it does give you per- 

I think that's about all the 
information anyone could ever 
possibly want to know about me. 

And probably a lot no one 
wanted to know. 

But as that will most likely 
be the pattern for the next two se- 
mesters, I thought I would prepare 

That and we had a half 
empty page and needed to put 
something on it. 

I have a great deal of things 
I hope to implement within the 
paper next year, but we can talk 
about all that in the fall. 

So, are you frightened yet? 
It's OK, most small children are 

Danielle Pezold 

Future Editor-in-Chief 


out to 

taking in the familiar rituals of 
college-weekend life. 

"Drunk pictures an funny, 
and I like to provide an entertain- 
ing and amusing webpage," 

"Most people like the pub- 
licity they receive out of then - 
embarrassing pictures being 
posted on the Internet. lis a cool 
way to show their friends bow 
much fun their having at school," 
he added. 

By simple word of 
mouth, knowledge of has slowly 
spread across campus. With ev- 
ery passing weekend, more and 
more students tuned into the site. 

"For two-plus years, stayed below 1000 
hits. It wasn't until late Novem- 
ber 2000 that the site took off," 
Eissinger said. 

With the more recognizable 
name and me newfound popular- 

Their reaction was not quite 

the same. "I've taken some heat 

from certain members of the fac- 

uity over my site," stated 

soger. "Dob Lemisfa being the 

Athletic Director Don 
Lemish expressed his disapproval by issu- 
ing a statement to certain student 
athletes whose images had been 
portrayed on Eissinger's site. In 
it, Lemish made clear that the ath- 
letic department would not take 
any appearance of a student-ath- 
lete on 

"From what I understand, 
he threatened to take away schol- 
arships from some of the athletes, 
although I've heard various sto- 
ries on the whole deal," Eissinger 
said. "In any event, I decided that 
it was in the best interest of ev- 

luig company, 
. sever had a 
: past wig] 
ersaid. "Isus- 

admitted that 
site, and that it 
their skin. Thai 
of my aia^H 
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pect something fishy, honestly," 

In the mean time, Eissinger 
has been working daily on 
reposting the webpage, and plans 
to give it a "new look." 

When asked if he believed 
the college was somehow in- 
volved in the temporary shutdown 
of the site, Eissinger simply 
grinned. "If that's the case, it's 
only another reason to believe 
Long wood sucks." 

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SWEDEN cont'd p. 1 

guage, and Ellen speaks 
German as well. 

Ellen and Carl watch 
American TV shows at home, 
such as Friends and Seinfeld, with 
Swedish subtitles at the bottom. 
They eat at McDonalds, but there 
are no Taco Bells. 

The pair, "just friends" they 
say, agree that most Americans 
are ignorant about other cultures. 
"A lot of Americans have no de- 
sire to learn about different cul- 
tures, but some ask a lot of ques- 
tions and are curious," says Ellen. 

Americans are more outgo- 
ing than Europeans, and this 
seems to intimidate them some- 
what to die point they feel people 
are overly nice. 

Ellen ami Carl really enjoy 
Longwood, but are somewhat cu- 
rious about all the rules that don't 
exist in Sweden. There, the alco- 
hol age is eighteen and parents 
know their kids drink and it is not 
a big deal. 

In fact, even if someone 
underage has possession of alco- 
hol, no one minds. When they 
heard all the rules about drinking 
at Longwood, they blanched 
somewhat, especially after hear- 
ing of the consequences of get- 
ting caught with alcohol. 

"People also do not under- 
stand if we want to walk places," 
says Carl. "When I walk to 
Kroger, everybody volunteers to 

loan me their car. But really I just 
like walking." 

In Sweden, the public trans- 
portation is very efficient and 
people use it, walk, or ride their 
bikes. Part of this is because gas 
prices in Sweden (the currency is 
called a crown) are twice as high 
as the U.S. and Swedish people 
take very careful care of their en- 
vironment. "In fact, no one our 
age even has a car," says Ellen. 

School life is much more 
difficult in Sweden, and students 
must choose an education path 
sooner than Americans. In high 
school, Swedish students must 
choose a concentration of study. 

Ellen chose natural science, 
while Carl chose social science. 
Getting into college is solely de- 
pendent on good grades since the 
schools are free and provided by 
the government. 

Carl spent his sophomore 
year in the States, and his GPA 
was 4.0. Swedish grades are based 
on scores of 0, 10, 15, 20, etc. 
They receive marks such as pass- 
ing, passing with distinction, and 
so forth. 

"You can't rely on rich par- 
ents to get you into college," Ellen 
says. Most Swedish students at- 
tend community college to get a 
few classes under their belts and 
raise their grades to go to a big- 
ger university. 

Both are freshman business 
majors at Longwood, but Ellen 

will return to Sweden after this 
year because she has decided she 
wants to be an engineering ma- 
jor. Unfortunately, when she goes 
b'ack home, she will have to start 
college all over with Sweden's 
rigorous programs. 

Fewer gaps exist between 
the rich and the poor in Sweden. 
Even though Ellen's dad is vice- 
president of an international com- 
pany and Carl's dad is a doctor 
and his mom is a nurse, they 
aren't really that much more well 
off than other Swedes. 

Women and men have more 
equality in Sweden, and most 
women work outside the home 
full-time. No woman is ever ex- 
pected to stay at home and take 
care of the children, and the 
Swedish government provides 
many quality day cares. 

Sweden operates under a 
monarchy, but the king has no real 
power, according to Carl. Instead, 
they have two houses of parlia- 
ment similar to the U.S. Legisla- 

Religion is not as organized 
in the Swedish culture as the 
United States, and only a small 
percentage practice. Although 
about seventy-five percent of 
Swedes are baptized and most 
marry in a church, it is more for 
social reasons than religious ones. 

Hlen was surprised at how 
important religion is to Ameri- 
cans, which she witnessed by all 

Congratulations to the March 


Aleisha Hundley! 

Aleisha has contributed countless hours of 
volunteer work to the community this 
semester. She is currently a volunteer at 
Stepping Stones Preschool and Child 
Care Center. Shirley Hicks, the owner, 
said this about Aleisha's volunteer efforts, 
"Whenever, wherever, whoever, and 
whatever she is there! She is bubbly and 
has so much energy. We really 
appreciate the help of Aleisha and our 
other wonderful volunteers." 

The G.I.V.E. Office congratulates and 
commends Aleisha for her dedication and 
concern for the community! 


the students going to church on 
Sundays and receiving bulletins 
in the mail. 

Abortion is legal in Swe- 
den, and although it has a social 
impact, less controversy sur- 
rounds it, probably because of the 
lack of religion, they say. 

Despite the amount of lib- 
eralism in the United States, Ellen 
and Carl feel that Sweden is more 
liberal and relaxed. For example, 
sex before marriage is common 
and even expected. 

Carl's girlfriend in Sweden 
spends the night with him any 
time they want, and his parents do 
not think twice about the couple 
spending the night in the same 

Swedish people are very 
proud of the Nobel Prizes, which 
Alfred Nobel established in 1 895. 
Awards are granted in five areas: 
chemistry, physics, medicine, lit- 
erature, and peace. 

They were pleased when 
they came to the United States 

that people here have heard of 
these special and significant 
awards.- Sweden is known for its 
neutrality policy, which extends 
to personal problems as well. Carl 
and Ellen agree they are more 
likely to keep things to them- 
selves rather than talk about it 

Many other countries influ- 
ence Sweden, and things such as 
the work ethic and violence in 
schools are beginning to change. 

Ellen says that in the United 
States, it seems as if it's who you 
know that is most important and 
that Americans are more focused 
on money. But issues such as this 
and school violence are taking 
hold in Sweden. 

Sweden is small, and they 
depend on other countries to a 
great extent, so they possess much 
more international knowledge 
than the average Americin. It is 
their soft-spoken and polite man- 
ners that are the most striking in 
a world of busy, day-to-day pri- 


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Martial Arts Club 
Kicks Into High Gear 

Staff Writer 


Lifehouse's No Name Face 

For the past 5 years, 
Longwood College has had an 
underground "Fight Club" of 
sorts, in a controlled atmosphere. 

It was then that now gradu- 
ate student C. Elliot Anderson, a 
black belt in the art of Shotokan 
karate, founded the club with the 
help of faculty advisor Lonnie 

From mere, the fledgling 
club has grown to about ten regu- 
lars, with others that visit occa- 

Many styles are represented 
in "the dungeon." 

It starts with Anderson, the 
president and sensei of the club, 
teaching from his karate. 

Guillaume Feltgen , an exchange 
student from France recently 
ranked in the top ten in the coun- 
try for his age group in judo; and 
Logan Buccolo, a black belt 
trained in the art of tae-kwon-dd. 
Laura Johnston, another tae- 
kwon-do black belt, makes ap- 
pearances from time to time. 

After the black belts, the 
club gets more diverse. 

Allen Bickoff represents the 
style of Tang Soo Do, and has 
achieved blue belt status. 

Perhaps the most diverse is 
Dale Ross, who has studied sev- 
eral different styles ranging from 
Wing Chun to weapons fighting. 

In addition to boasting a 
purple belt in the art of Wing 
Chun, Ross also proudly claims 

Next come brothers Adam and 
Bryan Woods, both green belts in 

Rounding out the club are 
the members with no formal 

Sheryl Church and 
Stephanie Trovato bring a will- 
ingness to learn and a combative 
spirit. Church is a senior mem- 
ber of the club, having attended 
since the second year. 

There is also resident 
medic Amy Heimback, who bal- 
ances the club along with her du- 
ties to "First Response." 

And lastly, the author of 
this story, who brings nothing but 
some basic high school wrestling 

See CLUB p. 10 

Asst. News Editor 

The club also boasts the title of longest hair in the club. 

In the age of boy bands and 
pop princesses, it's hard to find a 
band that creates music that can 
make you feel something besides 

No Name Face, with it's 
haunting melodies, and the reso- 
nant voice of Jason Wade, is the 
kind of album that reminds you 
just how good music can be. 

Now, my opinion on this 
CD may be a little biased, but trust 
me you'll want to listen to this al- 
bum once I'm through. 

I've actually been rocking 
out to Lifehouse for over a month 
now, so I'm not exaggerating 
when I say their CD hasn't left my 
stereo since the day I bought it 

From the minute I heard 
this band I was hooked, and made 
it my mission to get everyone else 
hooked as well. 

The LA based group has 
managed to put together a magi- 
cal debut album, producing a 
sound that strongly recollects 
Creed, yet they manage to be less 

Lead singer, Jason Wade 
(son of a minister), wrote most of 
the songs in his garage at the ten- 
der age of seventeen. 

"Hanging by a moment," 
the band's current hit, was writ- 
ten in fifteen minutes. 

"Everything* proves that 
the young songwriter may not 
have been able to buy a lotto 
ticket, but he sure knows how to 
write a love song. 

Jason Wade merges light 
acoustics and remarkable lyrics, 
which are what make this song so 

The way he sings about 
love is compelling enough to 
make even the coldest of hearts 
turn to mush. 

Songwriter/lead vocal 
(Wade) writes lyrics that offer a 
unique perspective on such things 
as love, and emotional hardships, 
trials, and struggles. 

Songs like "Quasimodo" 
and "Simon" are energizing and 
liberating anthems to those who 
pride themselves for being indi- 

Masterful combinations of 
great guitar playing, and power- 
ful lyrics are what make this al- 
bum so incredible. 

It's hard to say which song 
is the best because the entire al- 
bum is so brilliant, and musically 

I honestly believe that No 
Name Face is the greatest CD I 
have purchased in a long time. 

I think I would go as far to 
say it is THE greatest CD I've ever 

If you like Creed, Pearl 
Jam, or even Dave Mathews 
Band, I highly suggest you go out 
and buy this CD. 

Maybe you're short on cash 
(like so many of us) so in that 
case, borrow your friend's copy. 

I know youH be convinced 
that these guys are the best band 
to come around in a long time. 

Career Corner: Job Fairs 

Dear Career Corner: 
I am beginning to panic 
because I graduate in May, but I 
still don 't have a job. I missed 
some of the earlier fairs and 
haven 't stopped by the Career 
Center Are there any other things 
going on now that might help me? 

Dear Panicked: 

There are programs and ser- 
vices available to you, but you 
should act soon and take advan- 

tage of these opportunities before 
you leave campus. 

Join us in Lancaster 1 39 for 
the following: Job Search Strate- 
gies, Wed., April 25, 4 p.m., and 
Transition to the Workplace, 
Thurs., April 26, 3:30 p.m. 

For individual assistance, 
call us at x2063 for an appoint- 
ment or to participate in a mock 

In addition, there is a career 
fair happening at Virginia Center 
Commons (off the Ashland Exit 

on 1-95) on April 26 from 1 1 a.m.- 
7 p.m. 

The Longwood College 
Career Center is not sponsoring 
this, but we are helping to adver- 
tise the event. 

Many large, local compa- 
nies will attend. For more infor- 
mation, contact J. Sargeant 
Reynolds Community College at 

If you would like to submit 
a question to Career Corner, write 

Movie Review: Tomcats 

Features Editor 

Have you ever just gone to 
a movie for the heck of it? Well, 
lid a couple of weekends ago 
and I must say, I am glad I did. 

Tomcats, starring Shannon 
Elizabeth, Jerry O'Coaaetl, and 
Jak» Susey, is about a group of 
high school friends who make a 
bet about who wiU be to last 
single man. 

When die movie picks up 
in the present time, Michael 
(OConneil) and Kyi*(Busey) are 
the only single men ML 

Then Michael runs into 
money trouble and becomes more 
determined ton ever to be to last 


But. there's a catch. He has 
to find someone to marry Kyle. 

In oogifes Natalie (Shannon 
Elizabeth) who is now a cop and 
was dumped ' ".•• X v *e yeaors ago. 

to get them together and in to 
pros.; .... m love with 

Natalie and soon BBalizes he 
doesn't w*ni tm to oiairy Kyle. 

characters, include 
Eli7aheth, OTDonne 

re funny, * itt y, and full » 

to every otof comedy in Holly- 
wo* a certain something 


It isn't just another stupid 
comedy. it*s a combination of 
and parody mat not only 

you laugh, but you can ac - 
ftwiry relate to it 

It a&o has a quirky cast of 

So, if you ha 
sees it, don't miss this < 
edy, already playing * 

near you! 



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good men . . . and women . . ^ | 

If you are interested (even in the most miniscule amount) in 

photography, writing, or editing, swing by the office anytime 

and see what we are all about. 

If you think you can do better than us, come prove it. 

If you think that we just need a little help with some thing, then 

give us your advice. 

Remember: you don't have the right the complain if you aren't willing to 
do anything about it. 

Meetings are over for the year, but we'll remind 
you about it again next Fall. 

Till then, enjoy your summer! 

Book Review: Fern Michael's Yesterday 

Features Editor 

Do you ever wish you could 
go back to yesterday, to be a child 
again without a care in the world? 

The book Yesterday by Fern 
Michaels is about 4 people who 
wish they could go back to that 
magical time in their lives, their 

Raised by Mama Pearl, the 
housekeeper of Parker Manor, 
Callie, Bode, Sela, and Briana had 
never really know any other 

Sela and Briana both came 
from broken homes and alcoholic 
parents. Callie, on the other hand, 
was the daughter of Clemson 
Parker, the owner of Parker 
Manor. Adopted by Clemson 
Parker, Bode also lived in Parker 

The story starts with every- 
one coming together at Parker 

Manor for Callie's wedding. 

Their reunion brings back 
a lot of memories, some good and 
some bad. 

Then Callie starts to have 
some reservations about getting 
married and when she tries to talk 
to Wyn, her fiancee, about this, 
they end up getting in a terrible 
car accident and Callie slips into 
a deep coma. 

This is when the true test of 
their friendship begins, and to- 
gether, Briana, Sela, and Bode, 
along with Pearl, go on a journey 
to their past to try to bring their 
friend out of her coma. 

Callie does eventually 
come out of the coma, but secrets 
are revealed after she awakes that 
makes them all realize that al- 
though yesterday may have been 
wonderful, they were ready to live 
for the present. 

Yesterday is a wonderful 

novel full of emotion and has a 
unique blend of characters that 
bring the story to life. 

Briana is the tough one. 
Bode is the reasonable one, Sela 
is the high-strung one, and Callie 
is the princess. Pearl rounds it out 
as the loving housekeeper who 
raises them as her own. 

Together, these characters 
make for an interesting story 
about growing up and being on 
their own, yet holding on to the 
ties that bind. 

Yesterday is not just another 
romance novel, but it is about the 
love of a housekeeper for the chil- 
dren she raised and the love she 
instilled in them. 

With her portrayals of these 
four young people and the house- 
keeper who loved them, Fern 
Michaels tells a story that warms 
your heart and touches your soul. 
Rating: A 


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A Perfect Murder 


News/Copy Editor 

I recently watched A Per- 
fect Murder, starring Gwyneth 
Paltrow and Michael Douglas, 
for the second time. I had 
forgotton how good it was. 

Paltrow and Douglas play 
a rich couple, Emily and Steven 
Taylor, who are perceived as hav- 
ing the perfect marriage, but noth- 
ing could be further from the 

Emily is having an affair 
with a local artist, David, and is 
on the verge of leaving her hus- 
band for him, but he isn't who she 
thinks he is. Steven knows more 
than his wife believes, and he 
wants her dead. 

The mystery is why. Every- 
one is hiding something, and as 

they discover one another's se- 
crets the tables are turned a num- 
ber of times. 

The film was inspired by 
Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder. 
It has the same kind of suspense- 
ful atmosphere as Sixth Sense, and 
leaves you feeling like something 
HUGE is about to happen at any 

Both Paltrow and Douglas 
were incredible, Paltrow as the 
innocent but strong wife, and 
Douglas as the cold hearted hus- 
band who can talk his way out of 
anything. The ending was an un- 
expected twist that leaves you 
wondering. I recommend renting 
this movie and watching it in the 

Rating: A- 

It's Buyback Time! 

The Longwood College Bookstore is buying 
back textbooks! 

Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
every exam day 

Lancer Productions 

After taking a weekend off, 
Lancer Productions is ready to 
round up the end of the semester 
with a bang. 

On Friday, April 20, the hit 
movie starring Jim Carrey, The 
Grinch will be shown at 7:30 p.m. 
in the ABC rooms of the student 

There will be a second 
viewing on Sunday, April 22 at 8 

Also oa Friday eight fol- 
lowing me mowe is m taraoke 
finals at 10 pm in fte Cafe 

Cte Saiurrfay. April 21, get 
ready to 6e tm ml jpod dose 
©f the best m^^« fc End of 
the Semester Comedy 1m, at 9 
p.m in tb 

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Next Friday, April 27, the 
very popular movie stating what 
all guys want to know. What 
Vfornen Won/, will be shown^for a 
one-time viewing at 7 p.m. in the 
ABC rooms of the Studei 

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Semester Music Jam fij^T 
Junction, Micky Finn, aalti 

On Sunday, April 29. t 
the most anticipated events- of the 
Midnight Bfwikfitf> 
I be held front 1 1 p.m - 1 m.m. 
at the dining haU 

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LP Movie: How the 
Grinch Stole Christmas 

in the ABC Rooms 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

Longwood Theatre 


A Midsummer 

Night's Dream 

in Jarman 
@ 8:00 p.m. T* 

Karaoke Night 

in Lancer Cafe 
@ 10:00 p.m. 

Gym and Swim 

in Lancaster 
@ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Composition / Guitar 
Recital: Lenny Jarvis 

in Wygal 
@ 4:00 p.m. 

Junior Voice Recital: 

Jessica Burnette / 

Ben Lewis 

in Wygal 
@ 7:30 p.m. 

Longwood Theatre 


A Midsummer 

Night's Dream 

in Jarman 
8:00 p.m. 

End of the Semester 
Comedy Jam 

in the Ballroom 

9:00 p.m. 

March of Dimes Walk 

Fuqua School 

Sunday 22 April @ 1 :00 p.m. 

Registration begins @ 12:00 p.m. 


@ 1 :00 p.m. 

Ring Ceremony 
and Reception 

in Lankford 
@ 2:00 p.m. 

Longwood Theatre 


A Midsummer 

Night's Dream 

in Jarman 
@ 3:00 p.m. 

Senior Trumpet Recital: 
Rob Romich 

in Wygal 
(4:00 p.m. 

Senior Composition / 

Guitar Recital: 

Clay Wray 

in Wygal 
7:30 p.m. 

LP Movie: How the 
Grinch Stole Christmas 

in the ABC Rooms 
@ 8:00 p.m. 




mday Tuesday 
3rd 24th 


Wkiwckn Thursday 
25th 26th 

r{ Band / Jazz 
able Concert 

i Jarman 
7:30 p.m. 

Job Search Strategies 

in Lancaster 139 
@ 4:00 p.m. 

Longwood Cycling 
Club Meeting 

in Charlette Room 
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

Hang in there... 

summer break is right 

around the corner... 

LfT US m m TUw HOT t>* TAii-S 


If you know of anything from birthdays, to 
meetings, to off-campus events— anything 
under the sun, let us know! Email uss 

The Longwood 

Company of Dancers 

Presents "Essence" 

in Jarman 

@ 10:00 a.m. 

& @ 7:30 p.m. 

Art for Lunch 
by Margarida Kendall 

in Bedford 
@ 12:30 p.m. 

Student Composers 

in Wygal 
@ 3:30 p.m. 

Transition to the 
mm* Workplace 

in Lancaster 139 
@ 3:30 p.m. 

Alpha Lambda Delta 
Dinner Meeting 

in the Dinning Hall Annex 
vvM 6:00 ■ 7:30 p.m. 

AA Meeting 
in the Dinwiddle Room 
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. 



CLUB cont'd p. 6 

and a willingness to get 
himself thrown around and 

The club meets in the wres- 
tling room at 7:30 p.m., Monday 
through Thursday. 

The night can end any- 
where from 9 to as late as 
10:30, depending on schedules 
and participation. 

A basic format is fol- 
lowed: Monday is set aside for 
basic punches and kicks, Tues- 
days are devoted to ju-jitsu/ 
judo wrestling. On Wednes- 
day, the bags come out, and 
skills learned on Mondays are 
applied in a more intense set- 

Thursdays are used to 
teach stick fighting, and occa- 
sionally, more grappling. 

The club is absolutely 

All you need is a healthy 
attitude, a desire to learn, and 
a willingness to do push-up's 

and sit-up s (50 and 100 per night, 

These are the only require- 
ments of the club, and it serves 
the purpose of slowly getting you 
in shape for the regular workouts. 

Tuesday nights are espe- 
cially grueling if you get picked 

Master Wayne Adams (left) shows 
Logan Buccoloa pressure point ma- 
nipulation hold as members of the 
Martial Arts Club look on. 
Photo courtesy of Elliot Anderson 

to "run the gauntlet"(sorry 
Sheryl) which means that one 
person must wrestle four ju-jitsu 
matches in a row against four dif- 
ferent people. 

Though this is the last week 
the club meets for the year, they 
are always trying to drum up in- 
terest and involvement. 

Individuals with previ- 
ous experience are always 
welcome to come down and 
help teach as well as learn. 

Newcomers just need to 
be ready to work hard. 

The last event of the 
year is the Tony Maynard 
seminar, which is this Satur- 
day from 2-5 p.m. in the 
Lancer Dance Studio. 

All are welcome to 
come and learn, as professor 
Maynard is a seventh level 
black belt in combat ju-jitsu, 
and a fine teacher. 

Any individuals inter- 
ested in the club or in learning 
basic techniques are urged to 

Book Review: ^D^5*% 

Stephen King's Dreatncatcher 


Oonqrafu rations to the I all 
3001 taction Winners 

Senior Class 

President: Matthew Youngsma 

Junior Class 

President: Guy Crafton Axtell 
Vice President: Brian McCulteugh 
Treasurer: James Bell 
Secretary: Sarah Anastas 

Sophomore Class 

President: Allan Baeh 

Vice President: Monica Sober 

Judicial Board 

Gerald Anthony Avery Johnson 

Ingrid Bittel Matthew Jerasa 

Brent Fleisher Charles Hammond 

Crystal Coleman Heather Goins 

Heather Crowder K'tia Hicks 

Honor Board 

James Bell Allan Bach 

Monica Sober Morgan Boehning 


Stephen King has gotten a 
lot of grief over the years because 
he can consistently publish enjoy- 
able novels while most writers 
can't even get theirs read by an 

In my opinion, though, 
King has been given a bad rap. 

His novels aren't nearly as 
bad as some of the trash that gets 
published (i.e. most of Oprah's 
Book Club selections). 

Plus, his novels are just 
great fun to read 

So when ray mom handed 
me the newest King novel, 
Dreamcatcher, I was thrilled. 

I didn't even know he had 
been working on a new novel 
since his Hearts of Atlantis fiasco, 
and I was eager to try this one out. 

It proved to be an intrigu- 
ing storyline with classic King 

I read this 600+ page book 
in under a week (neglecting 
.choolwork, I am chagrin to say) 
tad didn't want it to end.. 

I won't say that this novel 
is a literary champion which 
should be immediately eonrid- 

I won't go into plot details, 
and if you want them you can just 
read the inside flaps of the book 
cover, but I will say that King fans 
(and maybe some of you "well- 
read" people) will thoroughly en- 
joy this novel. 

Remember when he made 
you so scared you didn't want to 
step in front of gutters because of 
/?? Or when you got the chill 
down your back everytime you 
saw a pet cemetary? 

Well, he brings those skills 

back with Dreamcatcher, some- 
thing I don't think he's done since 
his earlier novels from the 80s. 

I have been told I'm not 
supposed to like this kind of writ- 
ing because it is so low on the lit- 
erature food chain, but I say that's 

a load of crap. 

It's good story-telling, even 
if it isn't great literature. And ul- 
timately, I would rather read 1 000 
good stories then one work of 
great literature. 

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HEALTH coj. 

aspect of Student Health is 
analyzed, riglit down lo the first 
impression that you get when you 
walk in tine door. 

These of yoM *Mo have vis- 
aed Student Heajth recently no- 
ftfie that there is a waH missing. 
His waH was removed to help 
create attopen atmosphere in Stu- 
dent Health. 

There are several changes 
that are expected to occur in the 
near future. Por example, the door 
is going to have glass paneling in 
it so you will be able to see inside 
before you enter. 

In addition to that, they are 
also looking at changing die type 
of lighting, as well as adding a 
fish tank and more plants. 

As one can see, Student 

.. , . 

He*u* •:■ ■■ m just treat 

the c..."tiii.son ailment* that sty- 
denfc, visit the office with*; They 
try their best to meet each and 
every student's needs. 

The staff at Student Health 
maintain a posit i ve ait i t ode. open 
mind, and ace more than willing 
to listen to student's ideas. 

Hopefully this article has 
helped to clear up some of the 
negative falsities mat have spread 

Student Health is willingly 
available and accessible to the 
students of Longwood College 
and we sincerely hope mat you 
will take advantage of this price- 
less opportunity. 

We promise mat if you give 
Student Health an honest chance, 
you will not regret it! 

Senior Haupt Selected for 
Detroit Marketing Institute 


Daniel Haupt, a senior at 
Longwood College with a major 
in Business Administration and a 
concentration in Marketing, won 
a scholarship to the Advanced 
Collegiate Institute mat took place 
March 15-19 in Detroit, Michi- 

This program is offered 
through the Direct Marketing 
Educational Foundation and is 
sponsored by the Polk Company. 

Only twenty-eight students 
from around the nation were se- 
lected to attend the four-day semi- 
nar. The Polk Company covered 
all of Haupt's expenses. 

The pr og ram 's mission is to 
expand students' interactive mar- 
keting knowledge. It included ses- 
sions on topics such as database 
marketing and Internet/E-Com- 

Students were given an op- 
portunity to apply the skills they 

learned in a team project and an 
overall presentation of the project 
to marketing executives. 

Haupt is the third student 
from Longwood College to be 
selected for a Direct Marketing 
Educational Foundation program. 

He was influenced by his 
experience with ACI: "The sched- 
ule and direct marketing material 
we covered was intense but re- 
warding. 8 

His experience taught him 
much about the world of market - 
ing: "The corporate speakers 
helped us to see how direct mar- 
keting is so important and how it 
can drive business to failure or 

Haupt is enthusiastic about 
the program and says, "I would 
highly recommend that other 
business students apply to the 
next Advance Collegiate Institute 
for a truly rewarding experience." 

Daniel Haupt is the son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Haupt of 

BUS cont'd p. 4 

The presentations were in- 
teresting to hear how different di- 
versities dealt with the past. It 
used to be that all were expected 
to be the same but now ethnic 
pride is coming back and people 
are more willing to be different" 

Also, there woe two shows 
on political cartoons and refugees. 

The group then checked 
into the Sheraton University City 
Hotel next to Drexel University 
and University of Pennsylvania. 
"The hotel was one of the five best 
I have stayed in and I have stayed 
in a lot," said John Coffey. 

These Universities pro- 
vided much entertainment for the 
group. The night was an unstruc- 
tured evening program, however, 
two events were recommended. 

This included the produc- 
tion of Cabaret by the Bisexual 
Gay Lesbian Transgender Aware- 
ness Days or B-GLAD. 

There was a Festival Latino 
de Penn, which was a Latino 
Comedy Show. 

The street life offered the 
option of many shops and bars to 
visit. Elliott Anderson said, "We 
found this great coffee shop, it had 
any kind of coffee you could have 
wanted, and the cheesecake, it 
was awesome." 

Also, the nearby Pennsyl- 
vania State University campus 
fraternities welcomed many 
members of the group to a party 
scene. The night proved fun for 
the students. 

The next morning, they 
were all tired, some students were 
even a little late to get on the bus. 

Saturday, after everyone 
was once again settled on the bus, 
a mural arts artist gave a tour of 
the mural arts around the city. 

The Mural Arts Program of 
South Philadelphia is a project of 
the Parks and Recreation Depart- 
ment. The tour guide explained 
that the goal of this Mural Arts 
program is to stop people from 
drawing graffiti in and around 
certain areas of the city. 

The Parks and Recreation 
Department offers many art pro- 
grams to promote art education to 
those who do not have the ability 
to otherwise become aware of art 

Along with explaining this 
program, the guide showed how 
the mural paintings could be done 
in different ways and answered 
any questions. 

There were also many mo- 
saics along this tour that included 
whole buildings full of broken 
glass, whole bottles, and other 
various objects. Missy Baker said, 
"I wish we had these murals and 
mosaics at home; they are really 

Along the tour, a section of 
the city was seen with many dif- 
ferent and interesting shops. The 
plan to go to lunch and souvenir 
shopping at the Franklin Mills 
Mall was abandoned in favor of 
these tiny shops and eateries. 

Although there was a 
heated argument brought forth 
about this change in plans, Lonnie 
convinced the students this 
change was for the best. 

He described this section of 
the city as extremely diverse and 
showed how it would offer a 

much wider variety of ethnicity 
than a mall. 

For many this decision 
made by Lonnie was for the best 
as there was a huge assortment of 
different shops and eateries that 
could never be found at today's 

Sheryl Church stated, "I am 
glad we did not go to the mall. 
Philly is definitely the city of 
brotherly love, you cannot get that 
in Farmville." 

When getting back on the 
bus after two hours of indepen- 
dently shopping, many of the stu- 
dents had made several pur- 

Boarding the bus, the stu- 
dents settled in for the long six- 
hour ride back to Farmville, Vir- 
ginia. On the ride back a few stu- 
dents decided to take up a dona- 
lion for a tip to the tour bus driver, 
as he was so considerate of the 

When arriving ia 
Farmville, the students gave the 
bus driver, Lonnie Calhoun, and 
Susan Monahan a huge round of 

Some students enjoyed the 
tour so much they asked when 
they could sign up for next year's 

Getting off the bus, students 
were exhausted, yet felt the trip 
fulfilled Lonnie's intentions to 
show different life perspectives 
through ethnicity and diversity. 

One statement summed up 
the students feeling about the trip, 
"I will not tell anyone how much 
I enjoyed this trip until I am guar- 
anteed to get on the bus for next 
year's trip." 

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professionals who offer counseling services 
to Longwood students. There are many reasons 
students participate in counseling: 

♦ To understand themselves better 

♦ To improve grades 

♦ To relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety 

♦ To recover from trauma 

♦ To improve relationships 

The Counseling Center is located in Lancaster 
Hall, Suite 126. Please call 395-2409 to schedule 
an appointment. 

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IN HONOR ... Samples of IN HONOR listings already received: 




Commencement 2001 

Jessica Payne 

In honor of Mom and Dad 
In honor of my brother, Nathan 
In honor of the P-Pack Ladies 

Jeff Smith 

In honor of Dr. Berkwood Farmer 

In honor of Mom and Dad 

In honor of my brothers of Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Chi Rho 

Kathryn Wells 

In honor of my parents, brothers, and friends 

In honor of the Psychology Club and the Wellness Center 

In honor of Dr. Apperson, Dr. Scepanksy, and Dr. Montgomery 

By PLEDGING the remainder of your DAMAGE DEPOSIT 

or making a CASH GIFT now 


in this year s inaugural In Honor listing 

to be published at commencement. 

Make your COMMITMENT by APRIL 20 
to insure INCLUSION in this classic commencement publication. 

The In Honor listing is a handsome new publication to be distributed along with our Commencement Program 
honoring and recognizing those who have helped us make it to graduation. Any gift to Longwood entides you to 
an entry in the publication. 

Just think how proud Mom and Dad will bei 





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Baseball Team Wins CVAC Series Opener 

Sports Information 

Longwood split four games 
last week, winning its series 
opener at CVAC opponent St. 
Andrews (N.C.) April 13 by a 
score of 1 2-6 before drop- 
ping a doubleheader 
against the Knights April 
14 by scores of 8-4 and 12- 

The Lancers also 
defeated Saint Paul's April 
10 by a score of 10-0. 

LC is now 20-13 
overall, 8- 1 3 in the CVAC, 
and will host Randolph- 
Macon April 1 8 for the fi- 
nal home game of the sea- 
son at Lancer Stadium be- 
ginning at 3 p.m. 

At St. Andrews in 
the first game, LC broke 
the contest open with a 
seven-run 2nd inning and 
was led by freshman Louis 
Shackelford/Denbigh HS 
(3-4, 3 RBI) who hit two 
home runs, including a 
two-run blast in the 2nd inning 
and a solo shot in the 3rd inning. 

Freshman Brian Medley/ 
Halifax County HS (3-6, 3 RBI) 
added a two-run double in the 3rd 

inning, while senior Dave 
Trumbower/Cave Spring HS (3- 
5, RBI) had an RBI single in the 
8th inning. 

Others with big games at 
the plate included senior Ryan 
Costa/Buffalo Gap HS (2-5, 2 

Photo by Lee Ann Thornton 

RBI), freshman Kevin Griffin/ 
Cave Spring HS (2-5), senior 
Travis Pfitzner/Gar-Field HS (1- 
6, 2 RBI), and sophomore LaRon 
Wilson/Lee-Davis HS (1-4) with 

three steals. 

Senior Derrick Ellison/ 
Loudoun County HS (6-2) 
pitched the first 7.1 innings, scat- 
tering six hits and allowing three 
earned runs with eight strikeouts. 
Ellison got relief help from 
sophomore Jason Hunsecker/ 
York HS who went the final 
1.2 innings, allowing three 
hits and an earned run with 
two strikeouts. 

During the double- 
header opener with the 
Knights, the Lancers were led 
by freshman Taylor Dixon/ 
Robinson HS (1-1, 3 RBI) 
with a three-run double in the 
2nd inning. 

Classmate Brett 

Brobston/Grafton HS (1-3) 
pitched the first 4.2 innings, 
allowing six hits and five 
earned runs with six 

In the nightcap, LC was 

led by Pfitzner (4-5, RBI) and 

sophomore Orlando James/ 

Lee-Davis HS (2-4, 2 RBI). 

Pfitzner had an RBI 

single in the 4th inning, while 

James added a two-run double in 

the 8th inning. 

Also collecting two hits 
each were Medley (2-4, RBI) and 

Potts Named Longwood/ 
Dominoes Player of the Week 

Sports Information 

Longwood College softball 
standout Jennifer Potts/Loudoun 
Valley HS has been selected as 
the Longwood/Domino's 'Player 
of the Week* for the period of 
April 11-17. 

The Lancer honorees are 
chosen by the College's sports in- 
formation office. 

Potts, a sophomore left- 
handed pitcher, was 5-0 on the 
mound with five complete- 
games for Longwood as the 
Lancers were 6-0 during the 
week against CVAC opponents. 

She tossed a pair of one- 
hitters during a doubleheader 
sweep of Limestone (S.C.) April 
14 (9-1, 10-1), added a four-hit 
shutout past St. Andrews (N.C.) 
(8-0) April 1 1, and a four-hitter 
against Barton (N.C.) (3- 1 ) April 
16 -- all games played at Lancer 

Potts pitched 27.0 innings 

with a 1 .30 ERA and 10 strikeouts 
during the week, and was also 
perfect at the plate - going 7-7 
(1.000) with a home run, four 

doubles, and seven RBI. 

She has also been named 
this week's CVAC Softball 

Pitcher of the Week for her efforts 
- the third time this spring that 
she has garnered the conference 

For the season, Potts is 20- 
9 on the mound with a 2.3 1 ERA 
through 169.1 innings with 84 

She is hitting a team-best 
.380 with the home run, a team- 
best two triples, eight doubles, 17 
RBI, a team-best .570 slugging 
percentage, and a .971 fielding 

Longwood has finished the 
regular season 24-12-1 overall, 
12-3-1 in the CVAC, good for 
■second-place in the conference. 

The CVAC Championship 
Tournament will be played this 
weekend, April 21-22, in Flo- 
rence, S.C. hosted by league 
frontrunner Coker (S.C.) (40-4, 
18-0 CVAC). 

Jennifer is the daughter of 
Dennis and Pamela Potts of 
Purcellville and is a biology ma- 
jor at Longwood. 

Griffin (2-3). Sophomore Patrick 
Richardson/Varina HS (2-2) 
pitched the first 2.1 innings, al- 
lowing five hits and four earned 
runs with one strikeout. 

Against Saint Paul's, LC 
was led by Medley (2-2, 2 RBI) 

Photo by Lee Ann Thornton 

who had a double and a stolen 
base, while Brobston (2-3, 2 RBI) 
also drove in a pair of runs with 
two singles. 

Griffin (2-3, RBI) also 

drove in a run, while sophomore 
Jeremy Knicely/Spotswood HS 
(0-2, 2 RBI) produced two runs. 
Sophomore Tripp Metzger/Lee- 
Davis HS (3-0) pitched a com- 
plete-game shutout, allowing just 
one hit with six strikeouts. 

The second 
game of the scheduled 
doubleheader with the 
Tigers was canceled. 

Through 33 
games, Longwood is 
being led offensively 
by Griffin with his .4 12 
batting average, in- 
cluding one home run 
and 12 RBI. 

Griffin is fol- 
lowed by Wilson (.400, 
7 HR, 20 RBI), 
Pfitzner (.393, 8 HR, 
40 RBI), Medley 
(.375, 5 HR, 27 RBI), 
Trumbower (.361, 18 
RBI), James (.328, 1 
HR, 1 1 RBI), Knicely 
(.310, 11 HR, 45 RBI), 
Costa (.279, 1 HR, 24 
RBI), and Shackelford 
(.262, 4 HR, 25 RBI). 

On the mound, Hunsecker 
is 4-0 with a 3.21 ERA through 

See BASEBALL p. 15 

women s Tennis D 
Barton in 8-1 Victory 

Sports Information 

Longwood won its lose 
match last week against Barton 
(N.C.) April Why a score of 8-1, 

Lancers fin- 
ish the regu- 
lar season at 
12-3 overall, 
9-1 in the 
CVAC, and 
will next 
participate in 
the annual 
ships April 20-22 in Wilson, 
North Carolina, 

Against Barton, LC got vic- 
tories in singles from junior 
Michelle Williams Tober/Wash- 
ingtoa-Lee HS (#1), senior 
Whitney Shaw/Prince George HS 
(#2), freshman Danielle Hess/Bel 
Air(M.D.)HS (#3), junior 

Veaaey/Prince George HS (49), 
and freshman Loren Robertson/ 
Robinson HS (#6). 

Through 15 matches, Long- 
wood - ranked #7 in the ITA East 
Region -• is led in singles by Hess 
with her 
record of 16- 

if followed 
by Veazey 
(13-3), se- 
nior Tricia 
County HS 
Shaw ( 1 3-7), and Williams Tober 

In doubles, Hew and Will- 
iams Tober are 16-6, Wiowed by 
Shaw and Veaiey (8-3) and 
Ramsey and Robertson (5-2). 

The CVAC Women's "fta- 
nis CbampiOBgfaips will be hosted 


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APRIL 19, 2001 

Softball Ending Regular Men ' s Teanh Props ** Ml 

O O wi,h hi, record of 10-9 

Season on a High Note 

Sports Information 

Longwood won fourCVAC 
games last week, defeating St. 
Andrews (N.C.) 8-0 and 13-1 
April 1 1 , and Limestone (S.C.) 9- 

1 and 10-1 April 14. The Lancers 
are now 22-12-1 overall, 10-3-1 
in the CVAC, and scheduled to 
complete the regular season April 
1 6 against Barton (N.C). 

Against St. Andrews in the 
first game, LC sophomore Jenni- 
fer Potts/Loudoun Valley HS 
pitched a complete game shut out, 
scattering three hits and allowing 
only six batters on base. 

Classmate Andi 

Papadopoulos/Hopewell HS went 
1-2 with two runs scored, and 
freshman Kelly Burns/Damascus 
(M.D.) HS scored a run and had 
two RBI. 

Sophomores Angie 

Burnette/Southern Durham 
(N.C.) HS and Tiffany Wheeler/ 
Orange County HS each were 1- 

2 with a run scored and an RBI. 

Burnette started the second 

game and pitched 3.2 innings, 
giving up one unearned run on no 
hits and striking out three. 

She was relieved by 
Wheeler who continued to silence 
the Knight bats, as the two pitch- 
ers combined to no-hit St. 
Andrews. Wheeler worked 1.1 in- 
nings, allowing only a walk in the 
bottom of the fifth. 

Offensively, the Lancers 
were led by junior Jodi Wolff- 
Coussoulos/Fauquier HS, who 
was 3-4 with four RBI. 

Burnette went 2-2 with two 
runs scored and three RBI, and 
Wheeler was 2-3 with three runs 
scored and one RBI. 

Against Limestone in the 
opener, the Lancers were led by 
sophomore Shelby Ray/Lloyd C. 
Bird HS (2-3, 2 RBI) with a two- 
run double in the 2nd inning. 
Wolff-Coussoulos (2-3, RBI) also 
had a run scoring double in the 
same inning. 

Potts got the pitching win 
with a complete-game effort, al- 
lowing just one hit. In the night- 
cap, LC was again led by Ray (2- 

3, 3 RBI) with a run scoring 
double in the 1st inning and a two- 
run home run in the 4th inning. 

Potts (2-2, 2 RBI) had a pair 
of run scoring doubles, and 
Burnette (1-1,2 RBI) had a two- 
run double in the 1 st inning. Potts 
tossed another complete-game, 
again allowing just one hit. 

Through 35 games, Long- 
wood is led by Papadopoulos with 
a .368 average in 57 at-bats. 

Ray is batting .348 and 
leads the team with 10 doubles, 
20 RBI, and three home runs. 
Potts is hitting .347 with six 
doubles and 13 RBI. 

Junior Jody Case/Enderby . 
(Canada) HS has upped her aver- 
age to .300, with six doubles and 
13 RBI. 

Potts ( 1 8-9) has appeared in 
28 games for Longwood and has 
pitched 157.1 innings with 74 
strikeouts, 18 complete games 
and a no-hitter. 

Longwood will compete in 
the CVAC Softball Champion- 
ships April 21-22 in Florence, 
S.C. hosted by Coker {S.C). 

Lacrosse Destroys 
Randolph Macon 

Sports Information 

Longwood, ranked #3 in 
the IWLCA Poll, defeated 
Randolph-Macon 17-9 April 11. 

The Lancers improved to 
1 0-2 with their next two matches 
at Lancer Field, scheduled for 
April 19 at 4 p.m. versus 
Roanoke, and April 22 at 1 p.m. 
versus Shippensburg (PA.). 

At Randolph-Macon, R- 
MC scored two of the first three 
goals of the contest before the 
Lancers reeled off eight of the 
next nine goals scored to grab a 
9-3 halfume lead. 

The Yellow Jackets nar- 
rowed the margin to 11-6 before 
LC scored five-unanswered goals 
to put the game away. 

Freshman Carlee Ullery/ 
Albemarle HS scored six goals 
and had an assist to lead Long- 

wood offensively. 

Classmate Kristy Taylor/ 
Bishop lreton HS scored four 
goals, and senior Natalie Smith/ 
Albemarle HS netted two goals 

and four assists. 

Junior Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (M.D.) HS had two 
goals and an assist, and sopho- 
more Jen Hilbert/Annandale HS 
registered a goal and two assists. 

Sophomore newcomer Tia 
Richardson/Centennial (M.D.) 
HS scored her first career goal in 
the second half. 

Senior Rachel Bunn/North- 
east (M.D.) HS played the com- 
plete game and made 2 2 saves in 
goal forLC. 

Through 12 matches, 
Ullery leads the team in points 
with 48 on a team-best 38 goals 
and 10 assists. Smith leads the 
team in assists with 27, and has 
netted 20 goals for 47 points. 

Denson has 38 points on 31 
goals and seven assists, and Tay- 
lor has 34 points on 22 goals and 
12 assists. 

Hadrys has 19 goals and six 
assists for 25 points and Hilbert 
has 23 points on 15 goals and 
eight assists. 

Following the Roanoke and 
Shippensburg matches, Long- 
wood will complete the regular 
season with a match against 
Gannon (PA.) — date and time 
to be determined. 


Spo rts Information 

Longwood dropped its lone 
match last week to Barton (N.C.) 
April 10 by a score of 7-2. 

The Lancers finish the 
regular season at 8-9 overall, 4-6 
in the CVAC, and will next par- 
ticipate in the annual CVAC 
Men's Tennis Championships 
April 20-22 in Wilson, North 

Against Barton, LC got its 
lone victory in singles from 
sophomore Paul Petersen/ 
Blacksburg HS (#4). 

Through 1 7 matches, Long- 
wood is led in singles by Petersen 

with his record of 10-9. 

Petersen is followed by jun- 
ior Mirza Djazovic/Prince George 
HS (9-7), sophomore Jeff Henley/ 
Salem HS (8-10), junior Gorjan 
Bilalagic/J.R.Tucker HS (6-10) 
and sophomore Matt Graham/ 
Great Bridge HS (6-10), along 
with senior Igor Bilalagic/ Albert 
Einstein (Germany) HS (4-13). 

In doubles, I. Bilalagic and 
Petersen are 10-5, followed by G. 
Bilalagic and Henley (9-7) and 
Graham and Iljazovic (2-12). 

The CVAC Men's Tennis 
Championships will be hosted by 
Barton College. 



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The Rotunda 

Volume 80, Number 19 

Since 1920 

April 26, 2001 

Millenium Fire Tears Longwood 
College Down But Not Asunder 



At 9:20 p.m., Tuesday 
evening, the unthinkable oc- 

Students, faculty, staff and 
members of the community 
watched as the Rotunda and the 
Ruffners burned. 

The fire, which is still un- 
der investigation by the State Fire 
Marshall, began in what was the 
third floor of the main Ruffner 
building and spread quickly 
throughout the rooms and floors 
currently under renovation. 

At roughly 9:15, alarms 
were sounded throughout the Col- 
onnades to alert students living in 
French, Tabb, South Tabb and 
South Ruffner and those still 
present in the Grainger building 
of a fire. 

Students, as well as many 
others, were greeted with the sight 
of Longwood's trademark, the 
Rotunda, ablaze. 

The Rotunda actually col- 
lapsed between 9:30 and 10 p.m. 

Present at the scene were 
over 175 volunteer fire fighters, 
including Hampden-Sydney, 
Prince Edward, Darlington 
Heights, and the 
Farmville Fire De- 
partment. Also 
present were state, 
county and town po- 

All present la- 
bored into the early 
hours of Wednesday 
morning to fight the 
fires which destroyed 
the Ruffners and 

Grainger was not 
completely de- 
stroyed, it is a "total loss," as 
stated by Dave Harnage, due to a 
combination of water, fire and 
smoke damage. 

The fire was stopped in the 
Tabb Residence Hall. No injuries 

have been reported. 

At press time, no one was 
allowed in the Colonnades due to 
the damage which befell all of the 
area Residence Halls and students 
were asked to evacuate 

Diligent volunteer fin fighters help each other- and 
Longwood (Photo by George Lanum) 

immediatley. In an effort to house 
the students who had been evacu- 
ated, six fraternities helped the 
Collonades Residence Hall staff 
move mattresses into Lancer Gym 
so that students would have some- 

where to sleep. 

However, due to the kind- 
ness of other students, only 1 1 of 
the 400 evacuated students had to 
sleep in Lancer Tuesday night 
After a meeting 
with her executive 
staff and deans at 8:00 
a.m. Wednesday, 
President Cormier 
held a Campus Meet- 
ing at 11:00 a.m. in 
Jarman Auditorium. 
This is not "an 
event that any Presi- 
dent would ever ask 
for" she stated in her 
opening remarks. 
She also informed 
those present that 
Longwood is the third 
oldest campus in the 
state of Virginia. 

It was announced that 
classes have been cancelled for 
the rest of the semester, in gen- 
eral final exams would not be 
given, that all students must leave 

their Residence Halls by 12:00 
p.m. Saturday, graduating seniors 
and Junior Marshalls will be al- 
lowed back on campus at 12:00 
p.m. May 10, and Commence- 
ment will be held as scheduled on 
Wheeler Mall. 

Rain tickets and extensive 
instructions will be mailed to 
home addresses. 

The meeting was then 
handed over to Dave Harnage, 
who stated that "the damage is 
severe, but well overcome it." 

He showed himself to be a 
true father, and a father figure, 
when he told students that if they 
had not yet called their parents, 
they needed to get on it immedi- 

He said "Tell them you love 
mem, tell them you're safe and tell 
them that Longwood loves you 
and that you are O.K." 

He explained that students 
who currently reside in the 

See FIRE p.6 

Informational Housing ^ f . writ 

a* *• « \a w/ a a Moton Walkout 

Meeting Held Wednesday 

News/Copy Editor 

Today at 1 p.m. a Housing 
meeting was held in Lancer gym 
for residents of the Colonnades. 

The gym was filled with 
donations of clothes, food, blan- 
kets, pillows, personal hygeine 
products, and more. Along the 
back wall check-in stations were 
set up for each dorm. The resi- 
dents of the Colonnades were 
asked to check-in after the meet- 

This was the third roll call 
so far. Director of Housing, Mike 
Clements said, "We feel pretty 
confident that we have made con- 
tact with all the students who were 
affected by this, but we want to 
double check." 

An executive meeting was 

held at 8 a.m. Wednesday morn- 
ing, when the issue of what to do 
about the rest of the semester was 

It was debated whether to 
extend the semester or even rear- 
range the exam times and loca- 
tions, but it was decided to can- 
cel classes and exams. "There 
were no other real options," said 
Dean of Students, Tun Pierson. 
As far as grades are concerned, 
the professors have been told to 
base the grade on what has been 
turned in so far. 

Several students have ex- 
pressed worry over the status of 
their grades. Dean Pierson stated, 
"Some of those faculty members 
had their life's work in 

See HOUSING p. 7 

All Moton Photos by George Lamm 

See story on page 5 


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In Memory of the Rotunda 

Longwood's landmark, the 
Rotunda, has fallen. 

We all know that it happened; 
I sincerely hope this is not the first 
any reader of this issue has heard 
of it. 

So, I will spare the lurid de- 
tails and focus on the memory of 
the Rotunda. 

In 1920, when The Rotunda 
first began publication, the editors 
debated over what name would 
best suit the campus newspaper. 

While I can't be certain, it 
seems as though it was called 
Dummy before they decided on 
The Rotunda, and the fifth issue 
of the first year of publication ex- 
plains why that particular name 
was chosen. 

The 1920 Rotunda staff 
"knew the rotunda has always 
been the center of school life here 
as it is the center of the great 
building that houses our life." 

By vote, they decided that this 
reason was adequate for naming 

the weekly campus paper. 

This symbol can be seen on 
almost everything that deals with 

The class ring, stationary, the 
campus newspaper, webpage, die 
Dining Hall newsletter, Long- 
wood police cars, and hundreds 
of other sundry items that I've 
overlooked are all embossed with 
the Rotunda symbol. 

I was one of the last class of 
incoming freshmen who were 
able to walk through the halls of 
the Ruffner building and see the 
Rotunda in all its glory. 

I did not see it as being a won- 
derful place, but I certainly found 
the Rotunda mural an incompa- 
rable piece of art. 

While some of the older 
members of my staff can remem- 
ber sitting beneath the Rotunda, 
reading a book by the fire, I my- 
self was never given that privi- 

And the freshmen and sopho- 

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more class know nothing at all 
about the splendor of the Ro- 

They know it only as some 
buildings that are being renovated 
that they can't get into. 

As little as I knew of the 
Ruffners and the Rotunda, it sad- 
dens me that others know even 

It was originally completed 
during the 1904- 1 905 school year, 
and has remained a symbol of the 
solidarity of the campus through- 
out the years. 

While it is all well and good 
to say that the Rotunda was 
merely a structure and that the 
destruction of said structure in no 
way impacts the force of the sym- 
bol, I believe that the power of a 
symbol is reinforced by a struc- 
ture, so to me part of the solidar- 
ity of the campus is missing. 

An integral part of it, as well, 
because the Rotunda has been a 
staple of Longwood college for 
almost 100 years. 

And now it's lying in broken 
heaps on the ground. 

As a journalist, I long for 
huge stories to break out on cam- 
pus, but I admit that I would never 
have said those words if I had 
known the price for them. 

This is my last (and only) year 

as editor of The Rotunda, and it 
has been interesting and contro- 

The end of the year usually 
brings slow news, and I wish this 
year had been no different 

As my staff and I scrambled 
from group to group, from person 
to person, from adminstrator to 
adminstrator, I wish I did not have 
to have seen the shell-shocked 
expressions on the faces of the 
faculty and students. 

Just as I predicted, though, it 
was worse in the morning. 

In the light of day, people got 
a chance to see the actual extent 
of damage, and the truth revealed 
itself to them. 

The core of Longwood, "the 
center of school life," was gone 
and with it a legacy that, while we 
can hope is not, probably already 
fades from the memory of most 
of us attending this college. 

The faculty, staff, alumni, and 
administrators, of course, will al- 
ways remember the Rotunda and 
the beauty of its design, but the 
students here now will only re- 
member it as a huge fire they wit- 

I hope I'm wrong about this. 

I hope that when they rebuild 
the Ruffners and Grainger, and 
put right what was made so 

ororw # 


+ To the 175 volunteer firefighters who risked their 
lives for our campus. 

+ To all the students who went home and baked 
cookies for the firefighters and other volunteers. 

+ To the students who donated clothes and toiletries to 
the displaced Colonnade students. 

+ To the adminstration for going out of their way to 
give The Rotunda staff accurate and immediate infor- 

+ To the residents of the Colonnades for being so 
cooperative and responsible in the face of such an 

+ To not having to worry about finals on top of every- 
thing else. 

Send your P rops and Drops to 

wrong, that future classes will be 
able to enjoy a good book by a 
roaring fire underneath a hand- 
painted mural. 

I'll be the first to admit how 
quick I am to show my displea- 
sure with this institution and some 
of its policies, and I have said on 
multiple occassions that I am not 
a huge fan of Longwood, but 
something in me was deeply 
shaken when I saw the four col- 
umns outside Ruffner Hall col- 

I did not witness the fall of 
the golden dome, and I kept tell- 
ing myself all night that things 
would be okay as long as those 
columns stayed up. 

But they didn't. They fell just 
as quickly as the rest of the build- 
ing, and this reverberated within 
me to a depth I never knew I had. 

For all of my complaining 
about Longwood, I have commit- 
ted three years of my life to this 
college, and will probably com- 
mit at least one more. 

The fallen columns shook r. 
faith in Longwood even more; it 
did more than make me sad and 
cry, it made me angry. 

Angry that a college where I 
have studied and struggled could 
so easily crumble. 

Angry that such a rich heri- 
tage and past could burn so 
quickly, taking with it thousands 
of stories and traditions. 

The Rotunda meant more to 
me than I could ever care to ad- 

It was something that I be- 
lieved would always be there, yet 
it disappeared so fast 

President Cormier and her 
entourage say they will rebuild it 
to look exactly as it had. 

People grit their teeth and 
smile because, in the end, it has 
to suffice. 

But I attest that it won't mat- 
ter if they rebuild it. 

It won't matter if they try to 
salvage some of the remains from 
the carcass of the Ruffners, be- 
cause it will not be the same. 

It wiU be like giving someone 
a new puppy because their faith- 
ful Old Yeller has died. 

No matter what happens, no 
matter how good the new build- 
ing looks, I will always remem- 
ber when die Rotunda feU, and it 
will haunt me. 

Kim Urann 





APRIL 26, 2001 


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Staff Writer 

Why does this planet suck 
so much? Actually, let me re- 
phrase that: why does this spe- 
cies suck so much? 

The Human race has to be 
the dumbest form of life in the 

We can never make up our 
minds and make a firm, absolute 
decision on anything. 

We want gun control but we 
want to bare arms, we want to 
tone down the amount of violence 
and sex in movies, TV, and mu- 
sic yet we watch football, boxing, 
and pornography every single 

We want a strict moral code 
in our society yet WE'RE KILL- 

Why do we want these 
things if we're not willing to give 
them up? That's the only way this 
is going to work, theoretically 

It. all honesty we'll never 
be able to get rid of sex, violence, 
drugs, and general wantonness; 
we've had them since the begin- 
ning of time. 

Why can't we all just get 
along and live together in peace? 
Why do we have to be such 
assholes to one another? 

Some whites don't like 
blacks, some blacks don't like 
whites, seemingly everyone hates 
the Jews, and the supposedly 
morally pure people in this world 
hate the homosexuals. WHY?! 

What have these people 
done to anyone? 

Why do we hate one an- 
other for such stupid reasons as 
race, religion, and sexual orien- 

I thought I was seriously 
messed up because I didn't go 
along with a lot of the mainstream 
views that have either just started 

or have been a part of our lives 
for hundreds of years. 

But when I look around the 
world and see what's going on 
and what has happened in our his- 
tory, I have to say I'm pretty damn 

I may be the most sane per- 
son on the planet! 

In all honesty, there is little 
on this planet that I sincerely care 
about. I care about my family, my 
friends, movies, music, and pool; 
that's it! 

Everything else is second 
rate and barely worth my time. 

I know a lot of people will 
be angry at that statement and will 
see me as a loser, but I don't care. 

Everyone's way too serious 
about things to really let loose. 
We need to chill out and not get 
bogged down in all this politically 
correct crap. 

And by the way, I am not a 
loser. I am an intelligent, friendly, 
thoughtful person, and am a plea- 
sure to be around. And if you 
think I'm simply a nerd that 
should have never been bom, then 
you can go kiss my ass! 

I'm tired of all the crap that 
life throws at you. Just because 
someone else disagrees with what 
you may be interested in, and that 
person has a more illustrious 
background (money, big house, 
etc.), then that person will win. 

Why? Because most people 
are greedy vermin that should get 
smacked back into reality. 

There are things on this 
planet that we don't like. 

Tipper Gore doesn't like 
racy material in music so she set 
up the Parents Music Resource 
Center. Okay, but what's the 
point? People still buy these 
records, myself included. That's 
just what I'm into. 

I'm an odd person and I 
have odd tastes. 

However, there ARE things 
that bother and offend me. 

I don't particularly think 
much of the KKK and Nazis, but 
that doesn't necessarily mean that 
I think they should be censored. 

If they want to have a pa- 
rade or march or whatever, then 
they have that right. It's stated in 
a little something called THE 

I don't like it, most other 
people don't like it, but they have 
that right. 

I know, it sucks, but that's 
the price of freedom. 

But, as part of that freedom 
we have freedom of choice, which 
means that we are free to not at- 
tend the parade or turn the chan- 
nel if it happens to come on TV. 

Folks, please try to figure 
this out. It isn't that difficult to 

The truth of the matter is 
that life is hard. There is no way 
whatsoever to make life like a 
bowl of cherries. 

There will be good and bad 
times, moments of happiness and 

All that you need to do in 
order to live the most comfortable 
life that you possibly can is to do 
your own thing. 

If you like to be nude, then 
go ahead, be nude. If you prefer 
country music over all other mu- 
sic, then go ahead and listen to it. 

No one should be left out 
of things because they don't seem 
to fit in. 

No one should be made fun 
of because of a speech impedi- 
ment, weight problem, or physi- 
cal impairment. 

We are all the same thing, a 
group of goofy homosapiens that 
should be sitting in the shade on 
Mars with a beer in one hand and 
your loved one in the other. 

Well the year is just about 
over. After this week exams will 
come, and after that the summer 
shall begin for us all. 

Some people will be work- 
ing, others will be doing God 
knows what else. 

I will of course be flying to 
Bangkok for the annual broken- 
glass kickboxing of death tourna- 

Everyone places bets on 
how many pounds of glass a per- 
son will have in them at the end 
of the match. 

Well it's either that or fenc- 
ing with midgets. 

The worst thing about sum- 
mer is that it is boring. It also gets 
very hot during the summer, and 
I just don't dig that too much. 

From the looks of things, I 
will be graduating by the end of 
next year, which is a good and a 
bad thing. 

It is good that I am gradu- 
ating next year because that 
means I will finally have my job 
coupon... I mean degree and I can 
go out into the real world. 

The bad thing about this is 
that I have to go out into the real 
world. I don't waaaanna!!! 

I'm scared of the real world. 
Have you taken a good look at the 
real world? It's freaky out there. 

I thought I was weird, but 
when Nook at what some people 
have done during their lives, some 
things which have even altered 
the course of history, I am perhaps 
the most normal person on the 

The world is far too con- 
trolled by corporations and greed. 

These corporations brain- 
wash us into becoming greedy 
and therefore we have to be de- 
pendent on crappy jobs for in- 
come so we can buy their worth- 
less products; in the end the 
money they pay us goes right 
back to them. 

U this the type of world we 
want to live in? 

I sure as hell don't want it 
I want to have as little as possible 
to do with the world we live in, 
because it is full of dangerous, 
brutal, racist people that control 
all the money, weapons, drugs, 
and resources that are vital for our 

Why worry about burning 
in Hell when we're already half- 
way there? 

I don't mean to sound so 
morbid in this column, but you 
have to admit that this planet and 
this species is one science fair 
experiment gone horribly awry. 

Now if we could all just see 
what life is really about, which is 
to enjoy yourself, enjoy one an- 
other, get along with everyone. If 
we could do this, then I'd be able 
to sleep easier at night. 

This planet could be the 
party capital of the galaxy if we 
wanted it to be. . 

Put this picture in your 
head: it's always 68 degrees, beer 
flows like wine, everything tastes 
delicious and is non-fattening, 
and everyone is naked and enjoy- 
ing one another's nude splendor. 

I don't mean to freak any- 
one out, but come on! 

Let's live it up a little, huh? 

We've only got one life, so 
lets use it! PARTY ON 

: The Rotunda hopes that 
: everyone stayed safe 
: during the fire and 
• wishes you all a more 

: relaxed summer. 


•Continue checking Longwood's 
I website for daily updates on housing, 
; renovations, and other important in- 
• formation to students and faculty. 




The History of the Hairless Norm 

Asst, News Editor 

Put yourself in the shoes of 
a seventeen-year-old American 
boy. You're walking to the local 
deli on your lunch break to grab 
a sandwich. It's a sticky July af- 
ternoon, and die rest of the world 
is hibernating in their air-condi- 
tioned offices. 

Then you see her. Tall, 
blonde, and tan, she has these 
emerald green eyes that could 
melt a snowman in the dead of 

You can't help but notice 
every detail about her. Her yellow 
tank top, frayed denim shorts, and 
matching yellow flip flops are all 
being encoded in your brain, so 
you can relay back to them any- 
time you please. 

You try to take in all of her 
features, because you know 
within a few seconds she will 
walk by you, and out of your mis- 
erable life forever. 

Making no attempt to con- 
ceal your gaping mouth, or the 
drool that is running down your 
chin, your eyes move from her 
head down to her feet. 

That's when you become 
aware of the huge patches of hair 
on her legs. 

Resembling those of a 
wooly mammoth, the very sight 
of this girl's limbs begin to make 
your stomach churn. 

Wondering what sort of 
barbaric traditions this once per- 
fect babe was following, you can 
do nothing but stare at die ground. 

After all, you wouldn't want 
to offend her by staring at her 
furry legs, there's no telling what 
kind of prehistoric moves she has 
buried underneath all that hair. 

Finally she passes by, and 
you let out a sigh of relief. Thank- 
fully she didn't get too close, you 
might have actually brushed 
against the long straggly mane she 
had growing on her legs. 

Realizing you have com- 
pletely lost your appetite, you turn 
around and head back to work, 
trying rid your mind of thoughts 
about the beast you just came in 
contact with. 

Society norms have varied 
greatly with respect to body hair. 
In ancient Rome, women re- 
moved body hair with hot tar and 
razor-sharp shells. 

In many European coun- 
tries women don't even bother re- 
moving any hair, simply for the 
fact that it is not considered ab- 
normal to be fuzzy. 

In America, a woman is 
believed to be desirable if her skin 
is silky and soft. Ladies spend 
thousands of dollars on lotions, 
razors, and even salon treatments 
to remove hair from their skin. 

Shaving, the most popular 
method of hair removal for 
American women, didn't start 
gaining popularity until 1915. 

Prior to that year most 
women in the United States didn't 
shave at all, probably because 
very little body hair was publicly 
visible due to clothing styles. 

Between 1915-1919, "The 
Great Underarm Campaign" in 

advertising began. The Gillette 
Safety Razor Company intro- 
duced a special razor for women 
in 1915 and advertised it as the 
"Milady Decollete." 

Advertisers informed 
women that the new dress styles 
made removing underarm hair 
important because it would be 
seen as unsightly, unwanted, and 

During the 1920*s, an in- 
creasing proportion of magazine 
ads emphasized the importance of 
appearance for women in order to 
"ensure [her mate's] fidelity." . 

It became a woman's duty 
to attract and please men by her 
appearance in the "beauty contest 
of life." 

As a woman's responsibil- 
ity to be sexually attractive 
evolved, skirt lengths became 
shorter, silk stockings began to be 
widely worn, and bathing suits 
became skimpier. 

Between 1941-1945 there 
was a shortage of silk stockings 
due to the war, resulting in a new 
bare-legged style, and the intro- 
duction of sheer nylons. 

By this time the majority of 
women removed both leg and 
underarm hair as part of their per- 
sonal hygiene in order to be clean, 
attractive, and modern. 

What is it that drives 
American women to such vanity 
that they would want to take a ra- 
zor, or hot wax to their legs? 

When it's put in that phras- 
ing it sounds a little ridiculous, 
and painful, but believe it or not, 

more than 90% of American 
women practice these customs. 

There was a study done in 
1980, conducted by Susan A. 
Basow, that discovered why 
women start to shave, and what 
keeps diem performing this chore. 

Women said that the main 
reason they started to shave was 
because it made them feel grown 
up, and people would look at them 
funny if they didn't shave. 

However the main reason 
for maintaining this habit was that 
the women liked the soft, silky 
feeling they had after they shaved. 

Many Longwood females 
agreed with the fact that shaving 
is such an unpleasant task, but 
they still do it day in and day out. 

1 love it when I do shave, 
but I'm so lazy and I hate doing 
it," said student, Sarah Williams. 

Some feel there is a sense 
of social pressure to be smooth. 
Student, Meghan Fonash, said, "I 
feel better [when I shave] because 
there is no guy that wants a girl 
with hairy legs." 

In recent years, the lengths 
to which women will goto in or- 
der to achieve "silky, smooth 
legs" has gotten out of hand. 

There is a process known as 
electrolysis, in which an electri- 
cal current is sent through the hair 
follicle, down to die root, and es- 
sentially killing the nerve endings 
at the base of the follicle. 

This procedure is usually 
painful, and leaves red bumps 
over the area that has been treated. 

Not to mention that it takes 
more than one session to com- 
pletely kill die nerves, and each 
session comes with a hefty price 

One Longwood student 
went as far as ordering a hair re- 
moval kit from Australia. Fresh- 
man, Sheba Bane*, saw an 
infomercial about a new Austra- 
lian product called Nads. 

It was a gel that was used 
to remove hair, and ensured the 
viewers that they would have the 
smoothest skin across the seas, 
without all of the pain that comes 
with hot wax. 

Bane immediately ordered 
the product, and was told she 
would only have to wait four to 
six weeks for her supplies. 

Six weeks came and went, 
and pretty soon six weeks turned 
into six months, and Bane was 
still without her Nads. 

"On a spur of the moment I 
decided that I would purchase this 
product. So I called up the num- 
ber that said they would take 

Attention All Comm Majors 


rf you are a Communi- 
ijor, then the upcoming 
« on your mind sooner 

so the atten- 
tion of a few students not too long 
ago by the Registrar's Office that 
if you are now a Communications 
major, but you came in under a 
different catalog, you have to 
bave all of your credits for your 
major and minor under one cata- 

This, in a sense, means that 
if, for example, a person came in 
under the 1998-1999 catalog, but 
changed meir major to Commu- 
nications Otis past fail, then cer- 
tain classes they may have taken 
for their minor prior to mis may 
no longer count towards their mi- 

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ing out what; - .! i need to take 
for your minor, in making substi- 
tutions if necessary, and in 6<$w 
ing out where any extra courses 
can fit in to what you netd to 

If you can not get in touch 
with the head of the department 
for your minor, your advisor can 
also assist you and get you going 
in the right direction. 

If you have any questions 
about mis, you can contact die 
Registrar's Office at x2580 or 
your advisor for more informa- 



checks over the phone, and I put 
in all of my information. 

"In the end, it didn't come, 
oddly enough. Here it is, April, 
and I still haven't gotten my leg 
waxing stuff. I'm really mad; I get 
angry just thinking about the situ- 

Taking matters into her own 
hands, Bane allowed one of her 
hall mates to call the customer 
service line pretending to be her, 
(she isn't one for confrontation) 
and try to get the package deliv- 
ered as soon as possible. 

They [the operators] were 
really unorganized, and the cus- 
tomer service line wasn't work- 
ing. It was so frustrating, and we 

never truly got through," said 
Wingo. So after seven months. 
Bane still has not received her 
packaged Nads. 

Signs of American women 
getting over this arrogance of 
wishing for sleek and soft skin are 
not promising. 

Everywhere you turn there 
is a new razor, or salon treatment 
for the removal of "unsightly" 

So while American's have 
no hope, the best thing we can do 
is embrace other cultures, and ac- 
cept the fact that some people take 
pride in their fuzz. 

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Farmville Commemorates 50th Anniversary 
of the Moton School Walkout on April 23 

Staff Advisor 

ter future." 

Hunter Watson, chairman 
of the Prince Edward County 
Board of Supervisors — the same 

In a heart felt inspiration 
ceremony, a small town reflected 
on the past, celebrated the 
present, and embraced the 

In any other small 
town in America, this 
event may have gone un- 
noticed, but for Farmville, 
Virginia — the birthplace 
for the movement of civil 
rights in education — the 
event celebrated the agent 
of change and the grand 
opening of the Moton 
Museum, a symbol of 
hope, reconciliation, and 
healing for a once torn 

April 23, 1951, a group of 
courageous young African- 
American students crowded in a 
substandard facility, victims of 
Plessy v. 

"separate but 
equal," staged a 
school walkout, 
embarking on a 
crusade for equal 
opportunity in 

peaceful protest 
led to Davis v. 
County Schools, 
one of the five 
cases included in 
Brown v. the Board of Education be civil right in education day, 

Lawyer Oliver W, Hill (right) with former 
Moton students 

board which had voted to close 
the public school in 1 959 directly 
opposing integration — declared 
in a glorious tone April 23rd to 

The re-creation of the Moton School walk-out 

1954, 55. 

Samuel V. Wilson, presi- 
dent of the Robert R. Moton Mu- 
seum, Inc., opened the ceremony 
welcoming the large turnout con- 
sisting of former 
Moton students, 
current Prince Ed- 
ward County stu- 
dents, and repre- 
sentatives from 
Fuqua, Longwood 
College, and 
Hampden Sydney 
College, among 

All were 
gathered in hopes 
of putting a dark 
past behind them 
and celebrating a 
bright, promising future. 

Wilson summed the theme 
of the days' events, "we grappled 
with the past and achieved a bet- 

thus commemorating and recog- 
nizing the actions of a brave few 
who in the face of adversity 
fought for a better education and 
a brighter future. 

Albany Civil Rights Museum Freedom Singers 

The crowd was wooed with 
the soulful sounds of the Albany 
(Georgia) Civil Rights Museum 
Freedom Signers performing 

"Woke up this Morning with My 
Mind on Freedom." 

Oliver W Hill, the lawyer 
who in 1951 had the vision and 
courage to champion 
the cause of children in 
pursuit of the best pos- 
sible education, gave an 
inspiring first person 
narrative of the events 
that occurred. 

He spoke of lead- 
ers like young Barbara 
Johns, the daughter of 
Rev. Vernon Johns, a 
Civil Rights pioneer, 
who had "the morale 
and enthusiasm." 

Hill spoke of 
changes in the 21 st cen- 
tury, capturing a laugh 
"the number of descent white 
people have increased." 

He spoke at the problems 
that faced Prince Edward 
County as global 
problems; describing 
people who think in 
terms of the Confed- 
eracy — coming for a 
racially biased point 
of view — are not 
working to make the 
world a better more 
peaceful place. 

Vera J. 
Allen, president of 
the Martha E For- 
ester Council of 
Women, reflected on 
a time in the early 1920's when 
education for black students was 
limited to the sixth grade. 

She made the connection 
between getting African- Ameri- 
can students the right to second- 
ary education and get- 
ting the right to the best 
possible education. 

April 23 also 
marked the 8 1st anniver- 
sary of the Martha E. 
Forester Council. 

This organization, 
while committed to 
many things, focuses on 
obtaining the best pos- 
sible education for all 

Rev. Jason 

Thrower gave an inspiring 

speech cementing that the 

issues "weren't male or female, 

African-American or white, but 

that we are all one." 

Vera Allen, Samuel Wilson, 

Thomas Mayfield, and John 
Stokes to their place on the steps 
of the old Moton School and cut 

Former Moton student, and walk-out leader, 
John Stokes 

the ribbon officially declaring the 
Moton Museum, a vision at least 
six years in the making, open. 

change are people who make a 
real difference." 

He referred to the children 
that walked out 
that day, April 
23, 1951, as the 
heroes of Prince 
Edward County. 
He spent 
a portion of his 
speech recap- 
ping the events 
which occurred 
at Moton school 
and referred to 
Barbara Johns 
as "taking his- 
tory by the 
horns and taking 

Blackmon, Superintendent of 
Prince Edward County Public 
Schools, spoke about the condi- 
tion of the pub- 
lic schools. 

In 1994, a 
reporter for the 
New York 

Newsday, hav- 
ing visited all 
five schools that 
were part of the 
Brown v. the 
Board, reported 
that only Prince 
Edward had de- 
segregated its 

D r . 

Juan Williams, a renown Blackmon reported that 90% of 
public historian and the keynote all the children in Prince Edward 
speaker, addressed the crowd County attend public school, a 

well above 
the na- 
tional av- 

racy in 
on public 

Stokes, a 
leader at 
the Moton School in 1951, re- 
marked on the situation in the 
school at the lime. He said 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Moton Museum 

A speaker displays a model of one of the plywood and 

tar paper structures used as extra classrooms at the 

Moton School 50 years ago 

from a historical point of view. 

"It is easy to make heroes 
out of icons," said Williams re- 
ferring to people like Martin 
Luther King and John F. Kennedy, 
"people who make a social 

See MOTON p. 8 

Main Ruffher, which included the Rotunda and the columns 
(Photo by Kim Garrett) 

East Ruffher (left) and Grainger 
Photo by Kim Garrett 

FIRE cont'd p.l 

Colonnades will not be al- 
lowed back into their rooms until 
the investigation has been com- 

He also wished to remind 
students that this was not a Uni- 
versity decision, but rather a call 
made by the Fire personnel in- 

He stated, "This is out of 
our hands. Please understand that 
we must protect you." 

It was also announced that 
the thirty displaced faculty mem- 
bers whose offices were located 
in Grainger, would be provided 
with a computer lab for their use. 

The last speaker was Susan 
Harwood, Rector of the Board of 

In her comments she re- 
marked, "As much as we love 
those buildings, they are NOT 
Longwood college. The spirit you 
have shown here today is 
Longwpod college." 

A question and answer pe- 
riod followed. 

The feeling of pride in 
Jarman auditorium was obvious. 

Almost every statement 

was responded to with resound- 
ing applause. 

One comment stood out in 
particular, when after several 
questions concerning the usual 
logisitics, a student asked where 
she could bring clothing to donate 
for those that had lost all their be- 

Dave Harnage re- 
plied, "You're the kind of 
person that makes 
Longwood what it is; 
thank you." 

Any donations of 
clothing, food or hygiene 
products can be brought to 
Lancer gym. 

Another question 
raised was whether or not 
the art work had been re- 
moved from the Rotunda. 

President Cormier re- 
sponded, calling it "One shaft of 
bright light." 

Apparently, due to the reno- 
vations all artwork had been pre- 
viously removed. 

One of the last comments 
from the audience was a call to 
action for members of the 
Longwood community. 

An audience member en- 

treated those present to all "write 
Govenor Gilmore and ask that this 
project be put on the top of the 

At 1 :00 p.m., a press con- 
ference was held in the Lancaster 

With radio, network televi- 

Photo by George Lanum 

sion stations, and newspapers in 
attendance, President Cormier 
reiterated the statement that 
"Longwood has risen from the 
ashes before and she will rise 

She stated that the decisions 
made in reference to the cancel- 
lation of classes and finals were 
due to the 88% of on campus stu- 

Including the fire damage, 
there are also numerous water 
problems in many of the dorms. 
Therefore, the decision was 
made to have students leave by 
noon Saturday. 

Commencement will be 
held as President Cormier stated 
"with all the pomp and cir- 
cumstance we can mus- 

She then stated that 
"we are blessed to be a part 
of this community," due to 
the many members of the 
community who have of- 
fered their homes to home- 
less students and public 
halls and buildings for 

In an interview with 
her earlier this afternoon, 
she said that "you gain tremen- 
dous strength from your family." 
Susan Harwood, the chair 
of the Board of Visitors and 
Farmville resident for over thirty 
years, stated that "the campus has 
come together... the main concern 
is the students." 

Though obviously severe, 
this is not the first devastating fire 
that the Ruffner complex has had. 

In 1925, a fire started that 
burned down the White House, an 
exact replica of the Grainger 

At press time Wednesday, 
Jack Roberts of Kenbridge Con- 
struction, the company in charge 
of the renovations of the Ruffner 
complex, was contacted for com- 

Upon being asked if he was 
aware of any speculation of a fire 
occurring during the renovation 
hours, he stated "no comment." 

He also stated that 
Kenbridge Construction was in 
full cooperation with the authori- 
ties and confirmed that they do in 
fact run "temporary electricity" 
during their hours on location. 

Though the losses are ex- 
tensive, Longwood hopes to be- 
gin new renovations of the entire 
complex immediatley. 

The start date is yet un- 

Though the actual renova- 
tion project was $12 million, 
sources cannot confirm the exact 
amount of monetary loss. 

What can be confirmed is 
the loss of history and memories 
to mis institution. 

The fountain view after the Grainger fire was extinguished 
Photo by Kim Garrett 

Aftermath of the destruction of East Ruffher 
Photo by Kim Garrett 



Displaced Grainger Faculty Longwood Book- 
Faces Grading Dilemma store Offers Thanks 


Staff Advisor 

The math and modern lan- 
guages departments held an emer- 
gency meeting to discuss items 
ranging from the end of the se- 
mester and final grades to the 
complete loss of facility offices. 

Norm Bregman led the dis- 
cussion on how to get grades out 
"Anything is possible," said 
Bregman, "you [the faculty] are 
in the best position [of under- 
standing] and I'll trust your judg- 

With the faculty offices in 

Grainger facing a situation simi- 
lar to the displaced Colonnades 
students, many are without grade 
books and past tests. 

The primary concern is 
how to properly evaluate grades 
based on the lack of information. 

With many different sce- 
narios, Bregman urged professors 
to keep an open door policy in 
dealing with students. 

Bregman refered to the as- 
sembled professors as "a caring 
faculty and that is what makes 
you different." 

The goal is to provide the 

best possible situation for all the 

With the loss of Grainger, 
the math department will be tem- 
porarily located in the Hull build- 
ing while English and Modern 
Languages will take up residence 
in Stevens for the next two weeks. 

Many questions remain un- 
answered at mis point Grainger 
contained 16 classrooms and at 
this time it is unclear as to where 
these classes will be relocated. 

Repairs to the building are 
expected to take approximately 2- 
3 years. 

Stag Writer 

HOUSING cont'd p. 1 

in those offices. They do 

Students who have con- 
cerns about their grades should 
contact the individual faculty 

Some parents questioned 
why Longwood officials did not 
tell the students to bring their per- 
sonal belongings when evacuat- 
ing. "People reacted according to 
procedure. They did the right 
thing," said Dean Pierson. 

One Colonnades resident 
stated, "I could care less about my 
stuff, I'm just glad everyone is 

Pierson also pointed out the 
tireless efforts of Casey and Tracy 
Blankenship, who lived in the 
Colonnades with their two small 
children Casey, Junior and Macy. 

The Blankenships helped to 
evacuate students and direct them 
away from the burning buildings. 

Casey Blankenship is the 
REC for the Colonnades, he said 
an emotional thanks to the stu- 
dents, "The spirit the sense of 

community, the support you have 
all shown, it's difficult to put into 
words. You were very mature last 
night, and we want you to know 
that we appreciate that. I just want 
to say how happy I am that no- 
body in our complex got hurt." 

Maureen Walls and Wayne 
O'Brien in the counseling center 
are having open hours for any stu- 
dents who need to talk. 

"This is probably the worst 
thing that could have happened, I 
just feel bad for the seniors who 
don't get to enjoy their last week 
together," said Colonnades resi- 
dent Brenda Barbour. She was 
referring to the fact that 
Longwood has made the decision 
to close all residence halls at noon 
on Saturday April 28. 

The dorms will reopen for 
graduating seniors and others in- 
volved with the graduation cer- 
emony on Thursday, May 10. 

Dean Pierson said, "We are 
encouraging each of you to make 
your way home as soon as pos- 

Many residents of the Col- 
onnades are wondering when they 

will get their belongings back. 

Mike Clements stated, "We 
will be communicating with you 
through the mail concerning per- 
sonal belongings and when the 
buildings will be open for you." 

Some students asked about 
insurance for what they lost. Any- 
thing damaged in the fire should 
be covered by your homeowner's 

Dean Pierson said, "The in- 
surance case number will be 
posted online so you can file with 
your insurance companies." 

For those students who lost 
financial aid papers, the financial 
aid office will reprint award let- 
ters for the students. 

Jeff Scofield, of the finan- 
cial aid office said, "If you have 
papers that are due in to the fed- 
eral government come see us and 
we will help you," 

There may also be a possi- 
bility of working the cost of a new 
latop and other such items into 
financial aid awards for next se- 

©a behalf of tiae bookstore, 
I would like to thank everyone 
who helped tfiroughout this or- 

I woaK especially Hfee to 
extend our gratitude to all of our 
surrounding Barnes and Noble 
stores whoae sending meir own 
employees and equipment at a 
busy time of year for all of us. 

Also, to the Stndent Union 
staff for giving us a place to hold 

pk, for helping us set up* 
for their continuous aid 
throughout today. 

Thank you for setting up 
movies and the popcorn machine 
for students wailing to sell their 
books back. 

To ARAMARK, thank you 
for bringing us sandwiches, cook- 
ies, chips, etc. 

I would also like to thank 
Dr. Gary Nelson, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Mathematics, and his 
wife Kathy for helping with 
Buyback this afternoon 

Your help is greatly appre- 
ciated by all of us. 

Thank you to die students 
for being so understanding and 
cooperative today. 

I know the tines were long 
and finding out that you cannot 
get a lot of money back for your 
books is frustrating, but everyone 
was great today and we really ap- 
preciate it. 

I would also like to thank 

everyone who has offered their 
time and support for the rest of 
Che semester and even over the 

For mose students whose 
books may have been damaged, 
please send us your schedule for 
tbii semester with ycsor name, 
address, and phone number. 

We will send yett m esti- 
mate to torn in to yo«ri«W«nee 
agencies if need be. 

We wHl be buying Back 
books through Saturday and when 
the seniors return for graduation. 

Since we buy books year- 
round, students may fell their 
books when they return in the Fall 

We have contacted several 
of our vendors to have clothing 
and glassware shipped within die 
next few days. 

And most importantly caps 
and gowns, along with dip'oma 
frames, will be arriving soon for 
those students who still need 

Agate* I would like to say 
thank you to all of Longwood's 
administration for being orga- 
nized and for acting so quickly. 

Everyone's efforts kept us 
going today and we are trying our 
best along with everyone else in 
the area, to keep things running 
as lowotiily as possible. 

Without the support of ev- 
eryone today, Buyback would not 
be run ning and neither would we, 
so . . . 


Student Helps Professor 

Staff Advisor 

Melissa Jefferson lent her 
assistence to Ms. Kam Tinelle, 
english professor, who lost the 
entire contents of her office in last 
night's blaze- 
Ms. Tinelle, who teaches 
grammar at this institution, is 
scheduled to teach this class dur- 
ing summer school. 

Having lost all of her teach- 
ing aids and handouts, Ms. 

Tinelle found herself in a bind. 

Enter Melissa Jefferson. 
Melissa was an excellent student 
of Ms. Tinelle 's. 

Melissa was kind enough to 
go through her notebook and give 
Tinelle handout and the textbook 
for the course. 

Ms. Tinelle described 
Melissa's notebook as emaculate. 

"She turned a nightmare 
into a miracle," said Tinelle. 

The English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages 

Department will be temporarily located in 

Stevens 205 B. The phone number is x2155 

For Dr. Goetz' Spanish Students: Please turn in 

and pick up papers in the History Department 

located in the Wynne building 



APRIL 26, 

N cont'd p, 5 

I ■ ■ 

we were being 
grammed for faimm" 

The teachers and the par* 
ents bad as in an educational 
zone," said Stokes, We "walked 
out and blew everyone's mind" 
Stokes remarked, "we walked out 
on faith, and rest is history." 

Following Mr. Stokes, a 
large walkout was staged, com- 
mending the old walk. 

Lead by the original sm- 
dents who walked out in 1951, the 
march took us to the Moton 
School on South Main Street and 
ended in front of the Prince Ed- 
ward County Courthouse. 

Rev. Kitty Smith, former 
^ongwood College professor and 
current Moton Board member, 
described the situation perfectly: 
"It is a story of heroism, tragedy, 
and eventual triumph." 

She reports that there are 
two major problems. 

Because there was no vio- 
lence — no burning buses, no 
dogs, or fire hoses — tine visual 
representation of the local story 
lacks the overt drama of civil 
rights histories elsewhere in the 

"This is a story of peaceful 
protests and court cases," notes 

The exhibit, curated by 
Lone A, Mastemaker, utilizes two 
classrooms in the museum allow- 
ing a third room for visitors to 
watch tapes. 

The whole exhibit is run by 
a grant from the Virginia Foun- 
dation for the Humanities and 
Public Policy. 

Regular spring hours for the 
Moton Museum will be 1-3 p*m. 
Wednesday and Friday andnoon- 
3 p.m. on Sundays. 

Groups of 10 or more can 
arrange for tours by calling the 
museum at (804) 315-8775. 

Theater Review: Shakespeare's 
A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Sports Editor 

Hilarious. Funny. Ex- 
tremely comical. A real knee- 

All these described 
Longwood Theatre's presentation 
of A Midsummer Nights Dream. 

I could not stop laughing. 
This is one of the best perfor- 
mances I have seen at Longwood, 
but then again I may be biased 
because of my love for 

Midsummer lives up to its 
billing as one of Shakespeare's 
most popular comedies thanks to 
the performance by Longwood 

I must commend David 
Janeski for his excellent portrayal 
of the mischievous Puck, one of 
the most popular characters 
Shakespeare characters. 

His wonderful performance 
left the audience laughing uncon- 

The performances of Elena 
Asban, Eddie Webster, Nathan 
Stockman, and Lily Lamberta 
should be mentioned as well. 

As Hermia, Demetrius, 
Lysander, and Helena respec- 
tively, they were able to depict the 
confusing love triangle or what 
have you between the four char- 

Webster and Lamberta 
were especially entertaining • 
Webster as the jealous, childish 
Demetrius and Lamberta as the 

quite envious and hysterical Hel- 

Her red hair in long pig - 
tails and freckles add to the won- 
derful performance of Helena. 

I have to congratulate the 
prop crew on that note. 1 must 
praise Webster for his great work, 
especially considering this was 
his first performance on the 
Jarman stage. 

While not as comedic as 
Webster and Lamberta, Nathan 
Stockman was amusing as 
Lysander, especially in the scenes 
following his "transformation" 
due to the love potion. 

His whimsical fight with 
Demetrius for the love of Helena 
was extremely amusing if noth- 
ing else. 

Asban was also great, 
showing great charm and el- 
egance in the portrayal of the 
beautiful Hermia. 

The performance of Josh 
Howell was absolutely stupen- 
dous. His wonderful portrayal as 
Nick Bottom left me laughing all 
night long. And his portrayal as 
an ass can't be forgotten either. He 
really knows how to sound like a 

But seriously, his perfor- 
mance was one of the funniest 
ones I have seen in a while. I be- 
lieve he really hit the head on the 
nail with his portrayal of Bottom. 

The other actors brought 

See THEATRE p. 9 

CD Review: The Disco Biscuits 5 
They Missed the Perfume 

Staff Writer 

Like most jam bands, The 
Disco Biscuits' natural field is in 
a live venue. 

They put on an incredibly 
energetic and original show with 
imaginative improvisations and a 
fantastic light show, mixing 
techno-dance beats with spacey 
guitar and keyboard textures to 
produce a truly original sound. 

On record, however, The 
Disco Biscuits are a mixed bag. 

77»ey Missed the Perfume is 
a highly innovative yet startlingly 
inconsistent album, showcasing 
their gradual evolution towards 

ever, in their creative beats and 

Certainly there are parts in 
the album that could have benefit- 
ted greatly from a more organic 

The 11 -plus minute 
"Haleakala Crater," for example, 
wanders aimlessly for almost 
three-quarters of the song before 
fizzling out in an uninspired mon- 
tage of generic sounding key- 
board riffs. And that isn't even the 
longest song on the album. 

"Mindless Dribble" man- 
ages to be just that after the prom- 
ising first few minutes, where it 
goes from sounding like a sped 
up Talking Heads tune to a nurs- 

techno by abandoning a live 

drummer in favor of programmed ery rhyme soundtrack from hell 


This is a real shame, since 
drummer Sam Altman is one of 
the most energetic and steady 
drummers out there. 

His hand is still felt, how- 

over the course of almost 14 min- 

Incredibly, The Disco Bis- 
cuits seemed to take up almost 
half of the album with two me- 
diocre tracks. 

Thankfully, the rest of the 
album is more than redeeming. 

The opener, "Highwire," is 
as catchy and enthusiastic as any- 
thing they've performed live, and 
"Home Again" marks a new 
benchmark for the Biscuits, 
where they most successfully 
married their trippy trance ten- 
dencies with their inventive 

Others, like "Spacebird- 
matingcall," still manage to show 
off some impressive guitarwork, 
blending it perfectly into the 
song's futuristic soundscape. 

Perhaps the most intriguing 
aspect of The Disco Biscuits is 
that they're nearly impossible to 
pin down. 

They Missed the Perfume is 
merely one strongly technologi- 
cal aspect of their sound, and it 
remains flawed yet daring. 

Rating: B- 

Concert Rev iew; Dave Matthews Band] 

J A CK E. RiPER could get unbelievably drunk with I resumed my seat and fas- 

Guest Writer 

I find myself setting on a 
stranger's porch at 2 a,ra. Carmen 
on Harmon, if I remember cor- 

At this point, there are 
about ten cats just sitting around 
milking a keg and passing a pipe. 

We were rapping about mu- 
sic and reflecting on the show we 
had just seen. 

I call myself a Dave 
Matthews Band brim again virgin . 

For someone who had the 
good fortune to see tern early in 
their career— DMB as the Tues- 
day night house band for Trax— 
I'm a hard person to please, 

The hometown tour kickoff 
left a good vibes in my head. 

I wasn't the most amazing 
thing that I've ever seen, as I over- 
beard a fan saying on the way out, 
but it was definitely a good show 
with amazing energy. 

The set list was weak and 
the jams were less than spectacu- 
lar, but die location and the en- 
ergy made the show what it was: 
a test run for me new "Everyday" 
songs and a homecoming show, 

I expected a longer more 
powerful show from the boys at 
home, but you can't have every- 

Far all the logistics in- 
volved, dungs worked out per- 
y. I hod a place to stay and 

[ get unbeuevaoiy 

little risk to personal or otherwise tened my seatbelt for Neil Young, 
injury. I had an excellent party Being one of Arose amaz- 

gunte, thanks Raj! irtg performers that I had never 

UVA remembers what seen, I had no idea what to ex- 

Longwood forgot when it comes pect 
to a good time. Nice scenel Neil was tooj and in your 

Eight hours earlier, I re- face. It was an aggressive slow 

member (vaguely at this point) musically. 

entering me venue. 

Asea of Abererombie dart* 
and backwards ball caps with cur- 
rents swefiittg left and right 

I get my wristband end 
walk too the stadium. For me, I 
had only seen football games at 
Seott Saltan. 

To took out over fce field 
and see a massive stage erected 
at one end was startling to say the 

The show began early, un- 
heard of in rock n'roll. From the 
test reports of ttrose actually pay- 
ing attention, H started at ten till 

At 6:15 I heard the mind 
bending, ear grabbing sounds of 
a Hammond organ and drum 

The m us i c was so quiet flat 
1 mistook it for background pre- 

Imagine my surprise when 
the announcement from 
rang out "Thanks, we're 

Brs t 

The crowd was relaxed and 
primarily remained seated except 
high points like the classics "Cin- 
namon Girl," "Rocfcin' in the Free 
World," and "Down by the River." 

The moment is now at 
hand: time for Dave Matthews. 
This is what the crowd came to 
see and has been waiting for. 
Dave Matthew Band, live in con» 
cert, in their hometown 
Charlottesville, VA. 

It is tt 
entire band s 

dium is con 
Matthews stl 
sually and tt* 
Step," an ok 
and a nice 01 

From this point th 
r stalled or headi 

s for the 

i the sta- 
rk Dave 
stage ca- 
rith "Two 
tn Crash 

jt the show i* 
ng down 

Damn, miised the 
band. Time for some 
under ranked 


All m^rtbeshow heavily 
»«» "Everyday, 
the band's newest Mease, witl 
sprinkling a of oMer 

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APRIL 26, 2001 



Restaurant Review: Circa 20 1 1 

Asst. Editor 

Circa 2011 is a rare and 
unexpected gem in Farmville. 

Located on West Third 
Street near the hospital and Pizza 
Hut, its small gray building does 
not serve the restaurant justice 
compared to its beautiful inside 

My fiance 1 and I arrived for 
our reservations at five o'clock, 
and were promptly greeted by the 
host in the lobby. He led us 
through a heavy, black velvet cur- 
tain to arrive in the dining room. 

Since it was so early we had 
our choice of seating, and we de- 
cided on a small table near the 
back door (which led to a deck) 
and a window with funky reflec- 
tive silver blinds. 

The decor of the restaurant 
consists of light yellow walls with 
gorgeous blue and black table ar- 

Throughout dinner, very 
soft Italian musk played and the 
atmosphere was quiet and calm- 


The food was well worth 
the price we paid, and I must con- 
fess we had a gift certificate. I am 
sorry to say that the normal col- 
lege budget probably does not 
permit most students to enjoy a 
full meal at Circa 2011, but for 
special occasions this is definitely 
the place to visit 

We had some mozzarella 
sticks to start, which were served 
with thick marinara sauce. The 
waiter, who was extremely atten- 
tive, brought us warm bread and 
butter. The best part of the meal 
was receiving a small complimen- 
tary appetizer, which made me 
feel really grown-up when our 
waiter said, "Compliments of the 
chef." It was a small square 
quiche-like pastry with a bit of 
mozzarella and tomato and it was 
absolutely wonderful. 

My fiance" ordered the An- 
gus beef, which came with broc- 
coli and potatoes and cost twenty 
dollars. My meal, which was sev- 
enteen dollars, consisted of jumbo 

shrimp atop linguine noodles with 
a delicate butter cream sauce. 

We each got dessert, a piece 
of cheesecake and, of course, the 
traditional tiramisu. Circa 201 1 's 
cheesecake is much fluffier and 
lighter than many traditional 
cheesecakes but it was still very 

The tiramisu, which con- 
sists of espresso-soaked ladyfin- 
gers and probably Kahlua, con- 
sists of an extremely rich taste that 
is better than any old piece of cake 
or sundae. 

For those of you who can- 
not afford Circa 2011 (like me), 
they have a club on Thursdays, 
Fridays, and Saturdays. 

The atmosphere is sure to 
be awesome, with about fifty 
people in the blue-lit room and 
silver bar. Right now admission 
is free, and the times are between 
1 0:00 and 2:00. 

So please patronize their 
business if you can, they really 
deserve to stick around here in 

Longwood Athletic Banquet Canceled; 
Student-Athlete Award Winners Announced 


Longwood College has 
canceled its annual Athletic Ban- 
quet scheduled for Wednesday 
night, April 25, due to the devas- 
tating fire at the institution's his- 
toric Ruffner complex Tuesday 

The NCAA Division II 
Lancers field 13 varsity athletic 
teams and are members of the 12- 
school Carolinas- Virginia Ath- 
letic Conference (CVAC), as well 
as the prestigious Eastern College 
Athletic Conference (EC AC). 

This year, Longwood has 
compiled a school-record 179 to- 
tal wins (179-80-5, .688%), the 
highest overall winning percent- 
age at the school since 1972. 

Four Lancer teams still 
have remaining competition 
scheduled this year. 

The two top award winners 
are Claire Reyes/Virginia Beach 
and Colin Ducharme/Richmond - 
named the female and male ath- 
letes of the year, respectively. 
Reyes, a two-time All- American, 
led the field hockey team to a 15- 
5 record and the program's first 
ECAC Championship. 

Ducharme, the Division II 
National Player of the Year and 
consensus Ail-American, led the 

basketball team to a 23-8 record, 
the program's first CVAC Tour- 
nament Championship, and a 
post-season NCAA Tournament 

A complete list of student- 
athlete award winners follow be- 
low ... 

2001 Longwood College Ath- 
letic Banquet Award Winners 

Female Athlete Of The 
Year: Claire Reyes/Virginia 
Beach, Senior, Field Hockey 

Male Athlete Of The Year. 
Colin Ducharme/Richmond, 
Graduate, Basketball 

Freshman Female Athlete 

Of The Year. Ellen Berg/ 
Linkoping, Sweden, Golf 

Freshman Male Athlete Of 
The Year. Carl Magnusson/ 
Linkoping, Sweden, Golf 

Female Henry I. Willett 
Scholar-Athlete Of The Year: 
Tricia Ramsey/South Boston, Se- 
nior, Tennis 

Male Henry I. Willett 
Scholar-Athlete Of The Year. Igor 
Bilalagic/Glen Alien, Senior, Ten- 

Female ECAC Student-Ath- 
lete Of The Year. Kris Denson/ 
Fredericksburg, Junior, Lacrosse 

Male ECAC Student-Ath- 
lete Of The Year. Ben Summerlin/ 
Lynchburg, Sophomore, Wres- 

Female Heartland Of Vir- 
ginia Sports Club Leadership 
Award: Natalie Smith/ 
Charlottesville, Senior, Lacrosse 

Male Heartland Of Virginia 
Sports Club Leadership Award: 
Travis Pfitzner/Woodbridge, Se- 
nior, Baseball. 


THEATRE cont'd p. 8 


J;" " 

to the crowd as 


Owen Davis as Quince, 
Damien Morrison as Flute, 
Chalmers Hood as Starveling, and 
Matt Bolte as Snug were comical 
as well, especially during their 
play within A« play, Pyramis and 
Thisbe, Their over dramatization 
ofthe play left the crowd's sides 

Morrison's performance of 
Flute/Tbisbe was especially riot- 
ous. Playing a man playing a 
woman can be difficult to do but 
he was able to puE it off without 
asnag, withraehelp of some spe- 
cial "props" - breasts? 

©heron and Titania were 
played well by Beau Cislo and 
Jenna Granger. 

Cislo showed great 
chemisty with Janeski on the 
stage, portraying Oberon and 
Puck's relationship. 

Oslo was particularly en- 
tertaining »*e women -with his 
open shirt exposing his chest, 
which doesn't really do anyming 
for me, but the women around me 
in the audience seemed to be well 

Not to lake away from bis 
acting ability though. His scenes 
with Janeski and Granger were 

Granger was wonderful as 
the stunning Titania. Her verbal 
jousting with Oberon was amus- 

Brooke Quinlan, Nicole 
Barr, Stephanie Atkins, and 
HeameTFritcbley were all elegant 
as the fairies and their costumes 
were wonderful. 

Also Bobby Vritis* por- 
trayal as Theseus should be noted 
as well. 

His loud and booming 
voice showed his great power as 
the powerful Theseus. Dan Steele 
was also commendable as Egeus, 
and while Andrea Yamell did not 
have much dialogue as rfippoiy ta, 
she portrayed the character well 
in her first performance on the 
Longwood Stage. 

All in all, I would say mis 
was a simply outstanding perfor- 
mance by the Longwood theatre 

It left me laughing all sight 
long and for that I must congratu- 
late the cast and crew for a won- 
derfully performed and all out 
uproarious rendition of 
Shakespeare's comedy. 

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with all the re- 

feaojres some 

tt» famed Lilly white 

l*or(ue first time, Dive 
Maahew^iiiil the stock aowa- 
tic g*ttaf j§fitered with him ift 
every potter gracing the walls of 
young girts everywhere. 

He trading it in was a Mack 
electtic a*, introducing Dave 
MaOTcwi, the rock n * roil stac 

fans, including (By- 
self, wiB.put off by the electric 
sound enew tunes. 

For the band, whose style 
has been cwol ng sinee die be- 
gittomg, this is simply another 
step on their progression from an 
open jam unit to a tighter 3 minute 
tad 58 second pop baad. 

For d» most part, DMB did 
it themselves w front of 50,000 
happy-to-be-thece fans on home 
turf Qimmy) in Ouwioftesviii. 

Of the magical moments 

(there were only a few), Neil 
Young's stepping oo stage to join 
Dave for "AM Akmg the Witch- 
tower" was i repressive and origi- 
nal; original to the point that it 
sound ill-rehearsed wid» problems 
between verse and chorus transi- 
tion. Tic'*, ind Dave traded off 
verses and licks until Dave broke 
a string and the whole thing 
fizzled oat 

For the hype befit .id this 
show, tiMce wasn't mum baag for 
the buck. 

The show was i MUe over 
two hours with few blasts from 
me past. 

Apart I Young, 

who had nowhere to go anyway, 
there weft no special guci 

The run of Santana, 
Bela Fleck, and others were sim- 
ply that. 

The show, for what it was, 
was better than average. 

For what is could have 
been, this evening of music paled 


>AGE 10 





Lacrosse: Kicking Tail 
and Taking Names 

Baseball Takes 3 Out of Four 

flRFl • 

Sports Information 

Long wood took a 16-8 de- 
cision past visiting Shippensburg 
(PA) April 22 at Lancer Field, fin- 
ishing the season unbeaten (8-0) 
at home mis spring. 

The Lancers, ranked #3 in 
Division II, took a 1 3-9 triumph 
at home past Roanoke April 19 
and are now 12-2 overall. LC is 
scheduled to play #4 Gannon (PA) 
April 27 at 1 p.m. in 
Shippensburg, PA, to complete 
the regular season. 

Against #10 Shippensburg, 
LC was led by senior All-Ameri- 
can Natalie Smith/Albemarle HS 
with five goals and one assist, 
while freshman Carlee Ullery/ 
Albemarle HS added two goals 
and two assists. 

Other Lancer scoring in- 
cluded sophomore Jen Hilberi/ 
Annandale HS (3g), junior Kris 
Denson/Stafford HS (2g), fresh- 
mat Knsty Taylor/Bishop Ireton 
HS (2g), sophomores Kristen 
Beatty/RobinsonHSdg, I a) and 
Tia Richardson/Centennial (Md.) 
HS (Ig). juniors Beth Hadrys/ 
Joppatowne (Md.) HS (la) and 
Ann Harmon/Robinson HS (la), 
along with sophomore Kristin 
Wydra/Lake Howell (Fla.) HS 
(la). Senior keeper Rachel Bunn/ 
Northeast (Md.) HS made 13 
saves for the Lancers who led 9- 
5 at the intermission. 

Against Division III 
Roanoke, LC was led by Denson 
with four goals and two assists, 
while Ullery (3g) and Smith (2g, 

la) each added three points. 
Hadrys (lg, la) and Taylor (2g) 
each contributed two points to the 

Bunn (10 saves) and fresh- 
man keeper Stacey Schmidt/East- 
ern (NJ) HS (6 saves) combined 
in goal for the Lancers who led 
7-2 at halftime. 

Through 14 matches, Long- 
wood is led in scoring by Smith 
with 27 goals and a team-best 29 
assists for 56 points (4.00). 

Smith is followed closely 
by Ullery with a team-best 43 
goals (3.07) and 12 assists for 55 
points (3.93). 

Other scoring includes 
Denson (37g, 9a, 46p), Taylor 
(26g, 12a, 38p), Hadrys (20g, 8a, 
28p), Hilbert (18g, 9q, 27p), and 
Beatty (8g, 12a, 20p). Bunn has 
played 713 minutes in front of the 
net, allowing 87 goals (7.32) with 
1 58 saves ( 1 1 .29) for a .645 save 

Schmidt has played 137 
minutes, allowing 20 goals (8.76) 
with 30 saves (4.29) for a .600 
save percentage. 

The Lancers are averaging 
13.36 goals per game, allowing 
just 7.64 per match. 

The Gannon contest is a re- 
match of last year's ECAC Cham- 
pionship won by the Knights 14- 
7 in Pennsylvania. 

Following that game, 
Longwood will await word May 
6 on its post-season opportunities 
— whether it be an NCAA or 
ECAC Championship berth 
scheduled for may 12-13. 

Longwood won three of 
four games last week* taking two 
of three at CVAC opponent Coker 
(SC) April 21-22 after defeating 
non-conference opponent 
Randolph-Macon April Id. The 
Lancers defeated Coker 3-2 and 
4-3 after a 5- 1 loss, while winning 
against R-MC 14-4. 

LC is now 23-14 overall, 
finishing the CVAC regular sea- 
son at 10-14. Longwood was 
scheduled to play its regular sea- 
son finale at nearby Hampden- 
Sydney April 24 before participat- 
ing in the CVAC Baseball Cham- 

At Coker in the series fi- 
nale, LC was led by sophomore 
Orlando James/Lee-Davig HS (2- 
4, RBI) with a pair of bits,includ- 
ing a double, along with class- 
mate LaRon Wilson/ Lee-Davis 
HS (2-5, RBI) and freshmen 
Brian Medley/ Halifax County 
HS (2-4, RBI) and Kevin Griffin/ 
Cave Spring HS (2-4). 

Sophomore Patrick 
Richardson/ Varina HS (4-2) got 
the pitching win with the first 6.2 
innings, scattering five hits with 
one earned run allowed and three 
strikeouts. Freshman Brett 
Brobstoo/ Grafton HS earned his 
first collegiate save with the final 
2.1 mnjjngs of shutout and hitfess 
relief, including a strikeout. 

In the nightcap of the 
twinbifl, tile Langem were led by 
James (1-2, 3 RBI) who bit a two- 
run home run in the 4m inning. 

Wilson (2-4, BB§ added a 
solo home run in the 3rd inning, 
while freshman Louis 

mg win \ 

/Denbigh HS (3-3) 
>s and a doub 
-3) earned the piti 
b the final 4.0 sco 

the 2nd tuning from sophomore 
Jeremy Knicely/Spotswood HS 
(1-3, RBI), his team-leading 1 2th 
home run this spring. Wilson (2- 
4) added a double. Senior Der- 
rick Ellison/Loudoun County HS 
(6-3) took the pitching loss with 
the first 6. 1 innings, allowing nine 
hits and three earned runs with 
four strikeouts. 

Against Randolph-Macon, 
LC was led by senior Ryan Costa/ 
Buffalo Gap HS (2-4, 4 RBI) who 
had a three-run double in the 6th 
inning and an RBI single in the 
7 th inning. 

Classmate Trims Pfitzner/ 
Gar-Field HS (2-3, 3 RBI) added 
a two-run triple in the 5th inning 
and an RBI single in the 74 in- 
ning, while Medley (2-4, 3 RBI) 
had a two-run double in the 6th 

Richardson earned the 
pitching win with 2.0 innings of 
middle relief, allowing two hits 
and one earned run with four 
strikeouts. Sophomore Tripp 
Metzger/Lee-Davis HS started on 
the mound for LC and went the 
first 4.0 innings, scattering five 
hits with three earned runs and 
four strikeouts. 

Through 37 games, Long> 
wood is being led offensively toy 
Wilson with bis .394 batting av- 
erage, including eight home runs 
and 22 RBI 

sno Li 

Ison is followed by 
390. 1 HA, 11 RBI), 

1*1*1 4* LJt> A*l DDTi 

560, 5 HR, 31 RBI),se- 

- 25 RBI] 

,: * it 5 2iRfli 

B =cker 
* 4 with a ISO ERA through 
43,2 inmnjHt with M striteouts, 
Hunseetar is JMIowccf by Effisoc 
(6-3, 4,1 1 ERA, ml BHUflfS, 49 
strikeouts), freshman Robbie 
CMnn/MMfoiHan HS (2-5, 5.33 
ERA, 52, 1 rowings, 38 strikeouts), 
and Rkhardsop £4-2, 5.43 ERA, 
53.0 innings* 4f i sttik*oue). 

The Lspefrs ire hitting 
J33 as attain pife 44 home rims 
and 278 RBI. while the pitching 
staff has a combined ERA of 4.S4 
through 284.1 innings with 237 

Longwood will participate 
in die CVAC Baseball Champi- 
onship in Wilson, N.C. hosted by 
Barton College Friday through 
Sunday as the #8 seed in the eight- 
team, double-elimination tourna- 

The Lancers will play #1 
seed Belmont Abbey (NC) (35- 
14) Friday at 7:30 p.m. LC won 
two of three games against the 
Crusaders during the regular sea- 
son series April 7-8 at Lancer Sta- 

A win Friday aight ad 
vanees LC into a 12:30 pro game 
Saturday, while a loss Friday 
might in the opener has the Lanc- 
ers playing again Saturday at 9 

Longwood Women's Tennis Defeats Lees-McRae 

Sports Information 

Longwood dropped a 5-0 
decision to nationally-ranked #23 
Leea-McRae (NC) in the CVAC 
Women's Tennis Championship 
title match April 22 in North 

The defending champion 

! seed Lancers were unable 
a win against the #1 seed 
runners-up a year ago. 
Longwood, ranked #7 in the ITA 

Region, has completed the 
season with a record of 

and will now await a pos- 

invitation April 25 to the 
NCAA East Regional to be played 
May 4-6 

At the conference tourna- 

ment, Longwood 
advanced to 

Sunday's champi- 
onship with wins 
past #7 Belmont 
Abbey (NC) 5-0 in 
the quarterfinals 
and past #3 Queens 
(NC) 5-3 in the 
semifinals — both 
matches played 
April 21. 

Against Ab- 
bey, LC got wins in 
singles from senior 
Whitnry Shaw/ 
Prince George HS 
(#2), freshman 
Danielle Hess/Bel 
Air (MD) HS (#3), and junior 

Laura Veazey/ 
Prince George HS 
(#5) - with wins in 
doubles from junior 
Michelle Williams 
Lee HS and Hess 
(#1), Shaw and 
freshman Loren 
Robinson HS (#2), 
along with Veazey 
and senior Tricia 
County HS (#3). 

Queens, LC got 
wins in singles 
from Ramsey (#4), 
Veazey (#5), and Robertson (#6), 

along with doubles wins from 
Williams Tober/Hess and 

Through 1 8 matches, Long- 
wood has been ted in singles by 
Hess with her record of 17-5. 
Hess is followed by Veazey (16- 
3), Robertson (14-3), Ramsey 
(14-7), Shaw (13-7), and Will- 
iams Tober (11-9). 

In doubles, Hess and Will- 
iams Tober are 18-7, followed by 
Ramsey and Veazey (6-2), along 
with Shaw and Robertson (4-3). 

Three Lancers Earn All- 
Conference Honors; Two Earn 
All-Tournament Whitney Shaw, 
Michelle Williams Tober, and 
Danielle Hess each earned 2nd- 
Team AJ1-CVAC honors as voted 

upon by conference coaches prior 
to the tournament. 

Shaw played at #2 singles 
for the Lancers, while Williams 
Tober played at #1 singles and 
Hess played at #3 singles. 

Additionally, Shaw and 
Tricia Ramsey each were named 
to the CVAC Women's Tennis 
Championship All-Tournament 

A post-season invitation to 
the East Regional would most- 
likely send Longwood to a cam- 
pus site in either West Virginia or 

It also would mark the 
program's second-straight NCAA 
Tournament appearance. 




Longwood Softball Completes 
Third Season of 26+ Wins 

Sports Information 

Longwood won four of six 
games last week, defeating 
Barton (NC) 11-3 and 3-1 April 
1 6 before splitting four games at 
the CVAC Softball Championship 
April 21-22 in South Carolina. 

The Lancers were elimi- 
nated from the conference tour- 
nament April 22 as the #2 seed 
Lancers dropped a 6-5 decision to 
#5 Limestone (SC) after going 2- 
1 April 21, staying alive in the 
tournament with a 6-3 win past 
#4 Belmont Abbey (NC), falling 
2-0 to #3 Queens (NC), and tak- 
ing a 5-0 triumph past #7 Pfeiffer 
(NC) to open the event. 

LC completes the regular 
season with a final record of 26- 
1 4- 1 , the program's third consecu- 
tive season with at least 25 wins, 
and fourth-straight year with at 
least 20 wins. 

Against Limestone, LC was 
led by sophomores Shelby Ray/ 
Lloyd C. Bird HS (3-4, RBI), 
Angie Bumette/Southern Durham 
(NC) HS (2-4, 3 RBI), Jennifer 
Potts/Loudoun Valley HS (2-3, 
RBI), and Andi Papadopoulos/ 
Hopewell HS (2-4). 

Burnette hit a two-run 
home run in the 5th inning and 

added a double, while sophomore 
Tiffany Wheeler/Orange County 
HS (0-3) took the pitching loss 
with 1.1 innings on the mound - 
allowing three hits and two earned 

Against Abbey, the Lancers 
were led by junior Jodi Wolff- 
Coussoulos/Fauquier HS (3-4, 
RBI), Ray (3-4), sophomore 
Jaime Donivan/Prince George HS 
(2-2, RBI), and Burnette (2-3, 

RBI). Burnette slammed two 
doubles and Ray had a double as 
well. Potts (22-10) earned the 
mound win with a complete-game 
effort, scattering six hits with 
three earned runs. 

Against Queens, LC man- 
aged just one hit by Papadopoulos 
(1-3), and Potts took the pitching 
loss despite allowing just two hits 
and no earned runs with two 



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Against Pfeiffer, LC was 
led by freshman Kelly Bums/ 
Damascus (MD) HS (3-3, 2 RBI), 
Wolff-Coussoulos (2-2), Wheeler 
(2-3), and Potts (2-4, 2 RBI). 
Potts had a double in the game, 
and also got the pitching win with 
the first 6.0 innings, allowing just 
two hits with two strikeouts. 

Potts pitched 23.2 innings 
during the four-game stretch at 
the tournament, yielding just 13 
hits and six earned runs (1.77) 
with five strikeouts. 

Through 41 games, Long- 
wood was led offensively by Ray 
with her .368 batting average, in- 
cluding three home runs and 24 

Ray was followed by Potts 
(.366, 1 HR, 20 RBI), 
Papadopoulos (.342, 3 RBI), 
Burns (.315, 15 RBI), Burnette 
(.286, 4 HR, 26 RBI), Wolff- 
Coussoulos (.279, 12 RBI), jun- 
ior Jody Case/Enderby, Canada 
(.268, 16 RBI), Wheeler (.267, 1 
HR, 12 RBI), and Donivan (.254, 
15 RBI). 

On the mound, Potts fin- 
ished 22-10 with a 2.25 ERA 
through 193.0 innings with 89 

The second-year southpaw 
established a new school-record 
for season wins (22) and innings 
pitched (193.0), and tossed just 
the seventh no-hitter in school 

Potts was followed by 
Burnette (4-1, 2.57 ERA, 49.0 
innings, 36 strikeouts). 

The Lancers hit .291 as a 
team with 9 home runs and 168 
RBI, while the pitching staff had 
a combined ERA of 2.39 through 
26 1 .0 innings with 1 32 strikeouts. 

Four Lancers Earn All- 
Conference Honors Shelby Ray 
and Andi Papadopoulos each 
.* ' earned lst-Team All-CVAC hon- 
ors as voted upon by conference 
coaches prior to the tournament. 

Jennifer Potts was selected 
to the All-CVAC 2nd-Team, while 
Angie Burnette garnered honor- 
able mention All-CVAC honors. 

Ray played first base for the 
Lancers, while Papadopoulos 
played right field, Potts was the 
team's pitching ace, and Burnette 
also a pitcher and designated 

Longwood had no seniors 
on the team this spring and could 
__ return as many as 1 5 ktterwinners 
for 2001-02. 


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Men's Tennis Ends 
Season with 8-10 Record 

Sports Information 

Longwood dropped a 5-1 
decision to Anderson (SC) in the 
quarterfinal round of the CVAC 
Men's Tennis Championship 
April 21 in Wilson, NC. 

The Lancers complete the 
season with a final record of 8- 

Against Anderson, #7 seed 
LC got a 
lone vic- 
tory in 
more Jeff 
Salem HS 
( # 4 ) 
against die 
#2 seed 

Anderson later advanced through 
the semifinal round Saturday 
evening before falling to #1 seed 
Lees-McRae (NC) in the confer- 
ence championship April 22. 

Through 1 8 matches, Long- 
wood was led in singles by sopho- 

more Paul Petersen/BIacksburg 
HS with his record of 10-9. 
Petersen was followed by junior 
Mirza Iljazovic/Prince George 
HS (9-7), Henley (9-10), sopho- 
more Matt Graham/Great Bridge 
HS (6-10), junior Gorjan 
Bilalagic/J.R. Tucker HS (6-11), 
senior Igor Bilalagic/AIbert 
Einstein (Germany) HS (4-14), 
along with sophomore Garrett 
HS (1-2)' 
and fresh- 
man Greg 
(WI) Me- 
morial HS 

I n 
doubles, 1. 
Bilalagic and Petersen finished at 
10-6, followed by G. Bilalagic 
and Henley (9-8) and Graham and 

Longwood could return as 
many as eight letterwinners for 


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